Kurt Mills

Visiting Scholar – School of International Relations

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Pillars: rights and ethics


Prof. Kurt Mills is a Visiting Scholar in the School of International Relations at the University of St. Andrews. He was previously Professor of International Relations and Human Rights at the University of Dundee. His research focuses on the development of international norms and institutions related to human rights, humanitarianism, international criminal justice, and the responsibility to protect, particularly in the context of sub-Saharan Africa. He is the author of numerous articles and books, including International Responses to Mass Atrocities in Africa: Responsibility to Protect, Prosecute, and Palliate. He was Director of the Scottish Human Rights Defenders Fellowship, and is currently an Editor of the journal Global Governance and a Trustee of the British International Studies Association. He is past Vice-Chair of the Academic Council on the United Nations System, past Vice President of the International Studies Association (ISA), and founder of the ISA Human Rights section.


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