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Roda Mushkat

HNC Resident Professor of International Law


Dr. Mushkat joined the Center from Brunel Law School, Brunel University London, United Kingdom, an institution with which she had been affiliated for six years as a Professor of International Law and Director of the Center for International and Public Law (CIPL). Before coming, or returning, to England, she had served for twenty-five years as a Professor of Law and Head of the Department of Law at the University of Hong Kong, witnessing the city’s transformation from a British colony to a special administrative region of the People’s Republic of China, and from an international manufacturing center into a global metropolis specializing in service industries. She has also held visiting positions at a number of leading European (Cambridge and London) and North American (Harvard, Yale and Victoria) law schools and universities.

She holds a Bachelor of Laws degree from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel; a Post-Graduate Diploma in International Law from Manchester University, United Kingdom; a Master of Laws from Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand; and a Doctor of Laws from the University of South Africa, South Africa. She is an attorney/Member of the Israel Bar and practiced law in the private sector before embarking on an academic career.

Research and Publications:
Dr. Mushkat’s areas of academic specialization include general international law, international environmental law, international legal personality, international refugee law, international humanitarian law, positive international legal theory, jurisprudence/ legal theory, constitutional/public law, law and society, and law and economics. She has published over 100 books, book chapters, and journal articles in these and related (including philosophy and social sciences) areas. Her academic work has been cited by courts in Hong Kong, Australia and Canada.



  • Environmental Issues
  • International Law
  • Rule of Law

In the News

The challenge of COVID-19 and the World Health Organization's response: The principal-agent model revisited.

Roda Mushkat wrote in American University International Law Review, 06/06

China’s territorial disputes: The ongoing quest for a viable explanatory framework.

Roda Mushkat wrote in Willamette Journal of International Law and Dispute Resolution, 8/18

Combatting corruption in the “Era of Xi Jinping”: A law and economics perspective.

Roda Mushkat wrote in Hastings International and Comparative Law Review, 5/1

Economics and international law: Closer alignment through greater analytical diversity.

Roda Mushkat wrote in Chinese (Taiwan) Yearbook of International Law and Affairs, 12/1