Malcolm Langford

Global Fellow

Professor of Public Law, University of Oslo

A lawyer and social scientist, his publications span human rights, international development, international investment, comparative constitutionalism and the politics of the legal profession. Malcolm’s awards include the University Medal in Economics from the University of NSW and the Young Scholar Prize from the European Society of International Law for his paper on Managing Backlash. He is the Co-Editor of the Cambridge University Book Series on Globalization and Human Rightsco-coordinates two of the Centre’s Research Council of Norway projects on sexual and reproductive rights and leads a major research programme on the politics of branding the Nordic Model. Malcolm also coordinates the Forum for Law and Social Science, co-directs the Global School on Socio-Economic Rights and Judgment Watch, and acts as an advisor to various UN bodies, governments and NGOs. He has previously been a Visiting Fellow at the University of California (Berkeley), Fridtjof Nansen Institute, University of Mannheim, University of Stellenbosch and Pluricourts Centre of Excellence, a Senior Legal Officer at the Centre on Housing and Evictions, Geneva (2001-2006), and a Research Fellow at the Norwegian Centre of Human Rights (2007-2014). His recent publications include Social Rights Judgments and the Politics of Compliance: Making it Stick (Cambridge University Press, 2017) and ‘The Revolving Door in International Investment Arbitration’, Journal of International Economic Law, Vol. 20, No.2, 2017. PDF




Elevating water rights to human rights: Has it strengthened marginalized peoples’ claim for water?

The Scandinavian rights revolution: Individual rights, civil society mobilization and democratic change.

Operationalizing a Rights-Based Approach to Health Service Delivery
2013 - 2016