Surya P. Subedi, O.B.E.
Educated in Law at the University of Oxford, Surya Subedi is Professor of International Law at the University of Leeds, a practising barrister in England & Wales and an Advocate of the Supreme Court of Nepal. He was called to the Bar of Nepal in 1981 and to the Bar of England in 2007. He has taught, practised and published in the field of law in general and international law in particular, including international investment law, international trade law, and the law of the sea, for nearly 30 years. He has advised a number of governments on international legal matters and appeared before higher courts both in England and in Nepal. He also has provided expert opinion in cases before English courts involving issues relating to adoption, divorce, custody of children, inheritance, and crime in Hindu Law and Nepalese Law. Prior to joining the Bar of England, he was a consultant on international legal matters to Mishcon de Reya Solicitors, London.
He has published extensively in international law. He is the author of a major book ‘International Investment Law: Reconciling Policy and Principle’ (Hart Publishing, Oxford, 1st edition in 2008 and 2nd edition in 2012). He was elected to the Institut de Droit International in 2011 and has served as a member of its Commission on legal aspects of international investment arbitration and its work resulted in the adoption of the Tokyo Resolution on Legal Aspects of Recourse to Arbitration by an Investor against the Authorities of the Host State in September 2013.
His name has been designated to serve on the Panels of Arbitrators and of Conciliators of the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) and on the Panels of the Dispute Settlement Body of the World Trade Organization (WTO). He has been the United Nations Special Rapporteur for human rights in Cambodia since 2009 and a member of a high-level Advisory Group on Human Rights to the British Foreign Secretary since 2010. He is a founder and Editor of the Asian Journal of International Law published by Cambridge University Press. Professor Subedi was made an OBE for services to international law in 2004.
Areas of expertise
-International Investment Law
-International Investment Arbitration
-The Law of the Sea
-International Watercourses Law
-Public International Law
-International Criminal Law
-International Human Rights Law