Dr Ciprian Radavoi

Lecturer - School of Law

Ciprian Radavoi

Phone: +61 02 6773 1909

Email: cradavoi@une.edu.au

Twitter: @cradavoi


Ciprian Radavoi holds a PhD in International Law from the University of International Business and Economics (Beijing, China), a Master in Asian Studies from Lund University (Sweden), and a LLB from the University of Bucharest (Romania). Prior to joining academia in 2012, Dr Radavoi was a practitioner in fields related to public international law: first in human rights litigation (2 years), then in diplomacy (12 years).

Dr. Radavoi’s research interests are primarily in the areas of human rights, social justice and globalisation, and international and comparative social policy. His research has been published in law journals edited by leading publishers like Sage, Taylor and Francis, Routledge or Oxford University Press, but also in reputed law reviews in the United States. Between 2017 and 2018 he was the editor in cheif of the International Journal of Rural Law and Policy, edited by the UNE.

Dr Radavoi has a passion for coaching mootcourt teams. When teaching public international law in China (2012-2016), he successfully coached Chinese teams at Jessup Mootcourt, the most popular international competition for law schools. More recently, he was a judge in the Chinese and the Australian qualifying rounds of this global competition, but also – in 2018 - in the International Rounds held in Washington, DC.


LLB (Bucharest), MA (Asian Studies; Lund), PhD (International Law; UIBE Beijing)

Teaching Areas

LAW101, Law in Context (Unit Coordinator)

LAW201, Sports Law: International and Australian Issues

LAW206, Global Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and the Law

LAW324, International Investment Law

Primary Research Area/s

Corporate Social Responsibility; Public International Law; Human Rights; International Investment Law and Arbitration; Law & Society; Social Justice

Research Interests

Social Justice, Human Rights, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), Global Governance, Public International Law, Law and Society, Social Justice



CN Radavoi & S Norris, Australian Law in Contexts: Political, Social and Global (LexisNexis, forthcoming 2020)


CN Radavoi & Y Bian, ‘Isomorphic Mutation and Strategic Adaptation in China's CSR Standards for Overseas Investors’. In S Idowu and B Diaz (eds), Responsible Business in a Changing World (Springer, 2019).

CN Radavoi, ‘Local Community between Government’s Assurances and Investor’s Expectations’. In Lez Rayman-Bacchus and Philip Walsh (eds.), Corporate Responsibility and Sustainable Development: Exploring the Nexus of Private and Public Interests (Routledge, 2015)


CN Radavoi, ‘First Peoples and Demographic Change in Australia: Was the Constitutional Statement of Recognition Too Easily Discarded?’ (forthcoming 2020) 3 AbOriginal.

CN Radavoi & L Rayman-Bacchus, ‘Advancing Culture’s Role in Sustainable Development: Social Change through Cultural Policy’ (2019) 24 Journal of International Cultural Policy 1.

CN Radavoi, ‘Indirect Responsibility in Development Lending: Do Multilateral Banks Have an Obligation to Monitor Project Loans?’ (2018) 53  Texas International Law Journal 1.

CN Radavoi & Y Bian, ‘AIIB's Environmental and Social Safeguards: A Critical Discourse Analysis’ (2018) 34  Journal of International and Comparative Social Policy 1.

CN Radavoi, ‘Thoughts in the Wake of the UN Population Prospects - 2017 Revision: Procreation-Related Internationally Wrongful Acts’ (2017) 29 Pace International Law Review 28.

W Shumin, CN Radavoi & I Scaunasu, ‘Consolidation of Movable Security Registration: Is the Successful Romanian Model Applicable in China?’ (2017) 5 The Chinese Journal of Comparative Law 173.

CN Radavoi, ‘Voluntary Engagement, Compulsory Marriage? The Necessity and Opportunity of Community-Investor Environmental Arbitration’ (2016) 12 South Carolina Journal of International Law and Business 117.

CN Radavoi, ‘Fenceline Communities and Environmentally Damaging Projects: An Asymptotically Evolving Veto Right’ (2016) 29 Tulane Environmental Law Journal 1.

CN Radavoi, ‘The Immigration Crisis' Challenge to the Universality of Intergenerational Justice’ (2016) 10 Journal of Identity and Migration Studies 34.

CN Radavoi & Y Bian, ‘Home Countries and Transnational Bribery: China’s Changing Approach’ (2016) 1 China and WTO Review 7.

CN Radavoi, ‘Factors Countervailing Immigrant Phobia: A Paradoxically Successful Case of Chinese Migration’ (2015) 12 Romanian Review of Political Science and International Relations 1.

CN Radavoi & Y Bian, 'Enhancing the Responsibility of Transnational Corporations: The Case for Decoupling Environmental Issues' (2014) 16 Environmental Law Review 168.

CN Radavoi & Y Bian, ‘Why China Should Regulate Its Overseas InvestorsEnvironmental Behavior' (2014) 5 The Beijing Law Review 22.

Clinical Skills and Experience

Human Rights, International Relations, International Law Mootcourt


Romanian Bar Association; Romanian Arbitration Tribunal for Transportation Disputes; Australia and New Zealand Society of International Law

Further Information

International Journal of Rural Law and Policy (Editor in Chief, 2017-2018)

Law School Higher Degree Research coordination group (Assistant)

Law School Research Advisory Group (Member)

Faculty International Advisory Group (Member)