Malcolm Langford

Malcolm is a Professor of Public Law, University of Oslo and Co-Director of the Centre on Law and Social Transformation, Chr. Michelsen Institute and University of Bergen. 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 Rights, leads a major research programme on the politics of branding the Nordic Model, and co-coordinates three grants on the politics of rights from the Research Councils of Norway and Sweden. Malcolm also coordinates the Forum for Law and Social Science, co-directs the Global School on Socio-Economic Rights and Constitutional Law and Rights research group, 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).