Nigel Rodley

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Sir Nigel S. Rodley in 2015

Sir Nigel Simon Rodley KBE (born Rosenfeld; 1 December 1941 – 25 January 2017) was an international lawyer and professor.

Personal life[edit]

Rodley was born in the West Riding of Yorkshire on 1 December 1941 to Hans Israel Rosenfeld and Rachel (née Kantorowitz). His parents later changed their name to Rodley. His father - who served in the British Army under the name John Peter Rodley - was killed in action in the Netherlands in September 1944. He was educated at Clifton College where he was a member of Polack's, the Jewish boarding house. He was of Jewish descent.[1]

As well as his native English, he spoke French, German, and Spanish.

Rodley married Lynette Bates in Leeds in 1967. He died aged 75 on 25 January 2017.[2]

Professional positions[edit]

Rodley was:


Rodley has degrees from:

Academic posts[edit]

Most recently, he was:

  • Professor of Law and Chair of the Human Rights Centre,[5] University of Essex, having taught there since 1990.

He had formerly taught at:

Former positions[edit]

He was formerly:


Published works include:

  • (with Matt Pollard) The Treatment of Prisoners under International Law (3rd edition, 2009);
  • (with Matt Pollard) "Criminalisation of Torture: State Obligations under the United Nations Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment" 2006[2] European Human Rights Law Review 115 (2006);
  • The UN Human Rights Machinery and International Criminal Law, in Lattimer and Sands (eds.), Justice for Crimes against Humanity (2003, Hart Publishing);
  • "The Definition(s) of Torture in International Law" in Current Legal Problems. p467 (2002)
  • The Treatment of Prisoners under International Law (1st edition 1987, 2nd edition 1999);
  • Impunity of Human Rights (1998);
  • (co-ed with Y Danieli and L Weisaeth) International Responses to Traumatic Stress (1995);
  • (ed) To Loose the Bands of Wickedness - International Intervention in Defence of Human Rights (1992);
  • (with J I Domniguez, B Wood and R A Falk) Enhancing Global Human Rights (1979);
  • (co-ed with C N Ronning) International Law in the Western Hemisphere (1974);

In 2010, Routledge published The Delivery of Human Rights: Essays in Honour of Professor Sir Nigel Rodley, edited by his colleagues Geoff Gilbert, Francoise Hampson, and Clara Sandoval.




  1. ^ "Signatories". Independent Jewish Voices. Retrieved 18 August 2014. 
  2. ^ Robertson, Geoffrey; Crewe, Ivor (2 February 2017). "Sir Nigel Rodley obituary". Retrieved 6 February 2017 – via The Guardian. 
  3. ^ Interights website.
  4. ^ Part of the University of Wales, Aberystwyth, commemorating Lord David Davies of Llandinam, Montgomeryshire.
  5. ^ Webpage of the Human Rights Centre on the University of Essex.

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