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Celine Tan



Associate Professor


School of Law
University of Warwick
Tel: 02476 573830

Research Interests

Dr Celine Tan's research centres on exploring aspects of international economic law and regulation with a focus on international development financing law, policy and governance. She is also interested in the intersections between law and development, gender, human rights and the environment. Celine has published on issues relating to the law and governance of the international financial architecture, sovereign debt, climate change and sustainable development, the role of international financial institutions and human rights.


Dr Celine Tan joined Warwick Law School in September 2011 from the University of Birmingham where she was Lecturer in Law from 2008 - 2011. She completed her PhD at the University of Warwick where she held a Postgraduate Research Fellowship from 2002 - 2005. Prior to Birmingham, Celine taught law at Warwick and was also a consultant researcher with the Third World Network, a research and advocacy organisation based in Malaysia and Switzerland. She has also worked with international organisations and other non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in Europe, Africa and Asia on issues relating to social and economic development and human rights.

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  • Tan, Celine, 2012. Navigating new landscapes : socio-legal mapping of plurality and power in international economic law. In: Perry-Kessaris, Amanda; (ed.), Socio-Legal Approaches to International Economic Law: , Routledge, View
  • Tan, Celine, 2011. Governance through development : poverty reduction strategies, international law and the disciplining of third world states: Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, Routledge, View

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