Prof. Dr. Matthew Happold

Professor of Public International Law at the University of Luxembourg

Matthew Happold is Professor of Public International Law at the University of Luxembourg. He previously taught at various universities in the United Kingdom. A general public international lawyer, Matthew has published, in particular, in the areas of dispute settlement, economic sanctions, human rights and humanitarian law. Recent publications include: “Economic Sanctions and International Law” (co-editor with Paul Eden) (Hart: 2016); “Who Benefits from Human Rights Treaties?”, Liber Amicorum Rusen Ergeç (Pasicrisie Luxembourgeoise: 2017); and “The ECOWAS Court of Justice as an Investment Tribunal“ (with Relja Radoviç),forthcoming Journal of World Investment and Trade.
Matthew has been a Visiting Fellow at the Human Rights Program, Harvard Law School and at the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law, Cambridge University, as well as a Visiting Professional in the Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court. Since 2014, he has been a member of the Luxembourg Commission consultative des Droits de l’Homme, Luxembourg’s national human rights institute. Matthew also practices as a barrister from 3 Hare Court, London, and has acted as counsel in cases before the Court of Justice of the European Union and the European Court of Human Rights.