Diamond Ashiagbor

Institute of Advanced Legal Studies

Currently working on a monograph on the social dimension of regional economic integration, with a focus on sub-Saharan Africa and the European Union. Diamond researches and publishes in the areas of labour/employment law; regional integration (the EU and the African Union); labour law, trade and development; human rights, equality and multiculturalism; economic sociology of law; law and the humanities.

Diamond is Professor of Law and Director of Research at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, University of London. She was previously Professor of Labour Law at SOAS University of London, and has held positions UCL, Oxford and Hull, and visiting positions at Columbia Law School, and Melbourne Law School. She is a member of the editorial boards of Feminist Legal Studies and Current Legal Problems.


Gillian Hundt

Warwick University

Gillian is the Emerita Professor of Social Sciences in Health at the University of Warwick. She is a medical anthropologist who has carried out research in the UK, the Middle East and Sub Saharan Africa. Her research has focused on issues of social justice, specifically in relation to health inequalities of marginalised minority groups and the development of a rights based approach to health care.

She is currently working in the area of public engagement with science through developing research based theatre. She is a Director of Santé Theatre and Media Productions - STAMP.


Nick Johnson

Chair, African Prison Project

Nick's interests lie in the reform of African criminal and civil systems of justice including penal and penitentiary policies. He is retired from full time employment but is still an active consultant. His former posts were Director of the Oxford Institute of Legal Practice, Professor of Law at the University of Warwick and Rector of the Institute of Legal Practice and Development in Rwanda.

Besides chairing the Board of the African Prison Project he advises the charity on its educational programmes. He is also a volunteer teacher in the prisons in Kenya and Uganda.


Surabhi Ranganathan

Cambridge University

Surabhi lectures in International Law, is a Fellow of the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law, and a Fellow and Director of Studies in Law at King's College, University of Cambridge. She is also a fellow of the Cambridge Centre for Environment, Energy and Natural Resource Governance. Her research explores the histories and politics of international law, with a present focus on the designation, representations and regulation of global commons, especially the ocean.

Author of Strategically Created Treaty Conflicts and the Politics of International Law (CUP 2014), Surabhi is currently working on her second monograph, which traces the legal construction of the ocean in the 20th century.