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Salford Business School

Dr Nicolas Kang-Riou



Nicolas joined the Law School in January 2008 from the University of Strasbourg (France) where he started his PhD. In Strasbourg, he has also worked for the International Institute of Human Rights (Institut Cassin) in Strasbourg to deliver human rights training sessions.

He is one of the editors of Confronting the Human Rights Act – Contemporary Themes and Perspectives (Routledge, 2012) which followed on the successful Salford Human Rights Conference in 2010, questioning 10 years of operation of the Human Rights Act 1998.


Law in a Global Context LLB, module leader.

Human Rights Law LLB, module leader.

Communication skills LLB, module leader.

International Human Rights Law MA, module leader.

Research Interests

International law, human rights, jurisprudence, Christian perspective on the law.

PhD Supervision

I am currently supervising doctoral students on the following topics:

UN Human rights system and Iran, Socio-Economic Rights of refugees, EU and sustainable development, and comparative medical law regarding the right to privacy.

I would be interested in supervising future doctoral students in:

human rights law (international, European, UK, France, comparative), international law (general international law, theory). I am particularly interested to supervise a thesis relating to dementia and the law.

Qualifications and Memberships

  • Licence (French LLB)
  • LLM International Business Law (Exeter)
  • MA European Human Rights Law (Strasbourg)
  • Human Rights Lawyers Association (member)
  • Society of Socio-Legal Scholars (member)


‘Confronting the legalization of human rights: a counterpoint’ in Kang-Riou N, Milner J & Nayak S 2012, Confronting the Human Rights Act: Themes & Perspectives, Routledge (Law), London, UK.

‘La CourEDH refuse de contrôler les opérations internationales de maintien de la paix.’, L'Europe des Libertés, 2007.