John Tasioulas is Yeoh Professor of Politics, Philosophy and Law at the Dickson Poon School of Law, King’s College London, and Director of the Yeoh Tiong Lay Centre for Politics, Philosophy and Law. He was previously Quain Professor of Jurisprudence at University College London and Reader in Moral and Legal Philosophy at the University of Oxford. He received degrees in law and philosophy from the University of Melbourne and obtained his doctorate from the University of Oxford, where he studied as a Rhodes Scholar. He has held visiting posts at the Australian National University, the University of Chicago, Harvard University and the University of Melbourne. His recent writings have focused on philosophical issues regarding punishment, human rights and international law. He is the co-editor of The Philosophy of International Law and is currently working on a monograph on the philosophy of human rights.