Surya P. Subedi is Professor of International Law at the University of Leeds and a practising barrister in London. He has also been a visiting faculty member on the international human rights law programme of the University of Oxford since 2016 and has taught at five other universities in the UK, USA, and the Netherlands. Professor Subedi has published twelve books and more than sixty scholarly articles in all major areas of international law in leading international law journals throughout his academic career. His publications are focussed on promoting fairness in international relations, strengthening the rules-based international order, and advancing human rights. He served as the United Nations special rapporteur for human rights in Cambodia between 2009 and 2015. He also served for five years, starting in 2010, on an advisory group on human rights to the British Foreign Secretary. In 2021 he was appointed legal procedural advisor to the World Conservation Congress of the International Union for Conservation of Nature held in Marseille, France. Her late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II made Professor Subedi an honorary Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 2004 for his services to international law. He was awarded one of Oxford’s highest accolades – the degree of Doctor of Civil Law (DCL) – in 2019.
Subedi was elected an Honorary Fellow of Exeter College in 2023.