Dr. Nicolas Kang-Riou

Salford Business School

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Contact Details

Maxwell 321

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Current positions



Nicolas specialises in international human rights law. He has obtained his PhD from the University of Strasbourg (France) on the use of public international law by the European Court of Human Rights. He has also worked for the International Institute of Human Rights (Institut Cassin) in Strasbourg to deliver human rights training sessions.

He is one of the editors of Confronting the Human Rights Act – Contemporary Themes and Perspectives (

Areas of research

Human Rights Law, International Law, Dementia, Legal Theory


  • Human Rights Law LLB, module leader.
  • EU law LLB, module leader
  • International law LLB

Research Interests

International law, human rights, jurisprudence, Christian perspective on the law.

PhD Supervision

I am currently supervising doctoral students on the following topics:

UN Human rights system and Iran / Socio-Economic Rights of refugees / the right to patient confidentiality in Saudi Arabia / the protection of the right to health in Nigeria / the protection of human rights within the supply chain of Canadian multinational corporations.

I would be interested in supervising future doctoral students in:

human rights law (international, European, UK, France, comparative), international law (general international law, theory). I am particularly interested to supervise a thesis relating to dementia and the law.

Qualifications and Memberships


  • Phd in public law (Strasbourg, France)
  • LLM International Business Law (Exeter)
  • MA European Human Rights Law (Strasbourg)
  • Licence en droit (French LLB, Rennes)
  • Human Rights Lawyers Association (member)
  • European Society of International law (member)