Luis Eslava Arcila

Lecturer of the Master's Degree in Economic Law and Economic Analysis of Law

Professor (Senior Lecturer) in International Law and Co-Director of the Centre for Critical International Law (CeCIL) at the University of Kent, England, Senior Fellow at the University of Melbourne Law School, Professor at the Institute of Global Law and Public Policy (IGLP) at Harvard University, and International Professor at Universidad Externado de Colombia. Lawyer and Diploma in Economic Analysis of Law from Universidad Externado de Colombia. Diploma in Community Development from Swinburne University of Technology, Australia. Masters and PhD from the School of Law, University of Melbourne. During 2011-2013, he was a visiting researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, Heidelberg, Germany. He researches and has taught in the areas of Public International Law, International Human Rights Law, International Economic Law, Constitutional Law, Anthropology of Law, Law and Development, Political Economy, Public Policy and Social Research. He has worked as a consultant for international organisations, non-governmental organisations, and trade union and social movements, and has been involved in the structuring and development of academic programmes at various universities, including the international network of Universitas 21 universities. He has published on international law, international economic law, public law and legal theory. Among his most recent publications is his book Local Space Global Life: The Everyday Operation of International Law and Development (Cambridge University Press, 2015) which won the Hart Socio-Legal Book Prize and the Prize for Early Career Academics by the Socio-Legal Studies Association (SLSA) of the United Kingdom in 2016. In 2016 he edited, together with Liliana Obregn and René Urueña, the book Imperialismo y Derecho Internacional: Historia y Legado (Siglo del Hombre Editores), and in 2017 he edited, together with Michael Fakhri and Vasuki Nesiah, the book Bandung, Global History and International Law: Critical Pasts and Pending Futures (Cambridge University Press, 2017).