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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.

Research Projects

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  • Tan, Celine, 2015. Risky business : political risk insurance and the law and governance of natural resources. International Journal of Law in Context, 11 (2), pp. 174-194, View
  • Tan, Celine, 2014. Reframing the debate : the debt relief initiative and new normative values in the governance of third world debt. International Journal of Law in Context, Volume 10 (Number 2), pp. 249-272, View
Books and Chapters
  • Tan, Celine, 2016. Shifting sands : interrogating the problematic relationship between international public finance and international financial regulation. In: Bungenberg, Marc; Hermann, Christoph; Krajewski, Markus; Terhechte, Jörg Philipp; (ed.), European Yearbook of International Economic Law 2016: Critical Perspectives of International Economic Law: , Springer, pp. 343-375, View
  • Tan, Celine, 2015. Reviving the emperor's old clothes : the good governance agenda, development and international investment law. In: Schill, Stephen; Tams, Christian J.; Hofmann, Rainer; (ed.), International investment law and development : bridging the gap, Cheltenham, UK, Edward Elgar, pp. 147-179, View
  • 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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Articles and Papers

New: Reframing the Debate: The Debt Relief Initiative and New Normative Values in the Governance of Third World Debt
International Journal of Law in Context 10(2), June 2014

International Journal of Law in Context 10(2), June 2014(PDF Document)

Knowledge Centre article on ' Life before Debt: Time to Rethink Sovereign Indebtedness'

Knowledge Centre article on '4 Reasons Why We Need a New Framework for Dealing with Sovereign Debt'

Knowledge Centre article on 'Global Governance and the Rise of the South'