Radha Ivory


RadhaIvory001Dr Radha Ivory is a Lecturer at the TC Beirne School of Law at the University of Queensland, Australia. She researches problems at the intersection of transnational criminal law, international human rights law, and global governance. Radha seeks to understand the impact of globalised economic crime controls on individuals, companies, and communities, particularly in developing states.

Radha qualified for legal practice at Herbert Smith Freehills, Australia, before joining a NGO self-regulation initiative, Building Safer Organisations, in Geneva’s humanitarian hub, in 2006. During her time in Switzerland, Radha contributed to international assistance projects and undertook a PhD with Professor Anne Peters, since 2013, Director of the Max-Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law. Radha graduated from the University of Basel with a doctor in laws (summa cum laude)in 2012. In parallel to her doctoral and project work, Radha co-authored several publications with Professor Mark Pieth, immediate past Chair of the OECD Working Group on Bribery in International Business Transactions and Chairman of the Board of the Basel Institute on Governance. At the Basel Institute, Radha was a Legal Expert within the International Centre for Asset Recovery and a Senior Expert within the Centre on Collective Action.  

Radha returned to her alma mater, the University of Queensland, in 2013. Her PhD thesis, Corruption, Asset Recovery, and the Protection of Property in Public International Law: The Human Rights of Bad Guys, was published as monograph by Cambridge University Press in 2014. In 2016, it will appear in paperback.

At the Centre for Study of Human Rights, Radha will work closely with colleagues in the Laboratory for Advanced Research on the Global Economy in the development of her next major project, ‘Big Corp, Little Corp: Small and Medium Sized Enterprises in the Global Anti-Corruption Business’. At the University of Queensland, Radha lectures on company law and supervises student research on corruption and corporate accountability.