Dr Radha Ivory

Senior Lecturer

School of Law
Faculty of Business, Economics and Law
+61 7 336 59123


Dr Radha Ivory is a Lecturer in Law at the University of Queensland, Australia (UQ). She teaches company law and researches problems at the intersection of criminal law, public international law, and corporate governance. A revised version of her PhD thesis (University of Basel, 2012) was published as Corruption, Asset Recovery, and the Protection of Property in Public International Law: The Human Rights of Bad Guys (Cambridge University Press, 2014). Current projects include studies of the emergence and scope of corporate criminal liability regimes and the transnational legal theory of corruption controls. A regular speaker at international conferences and meetings, Radha has delivered presentations at the London School of Economics and Political Science, the University of Melbourne, and the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. Prior to commencing at UQ, she worked in the international sector in Switzerland and in private practice in Brisbane.

Research Interests

  • International Law
  • Transnational Criminal Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Human Rights

Research Impacts

The Human Rights of Bad Guys Radha Ivory researches problems at the intersection of transnational criminal law, international human rights law, and global governance. She seeks to understand the impact of globalised economic crime controls on individuals, companies, and communities. Her work focuses on tensions between efforts to combat corruption and protect fundamental human entitlements in asset recovery and corporate anti-bribery regimes. Through publications and presentation, she contributes to international policy debates that are key to Australia’s place in a changing world.


  • PhD, Universitat Basel
  • Bachelor of Laws - Honours Class 1, The University of Queensland
  • Bachelor of Arts, The University of Queensland


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Available Projects

  • Radha welcomes a range of projects on international or domestic anti-corruption, counter-terrorist financing, and business and human rights regimes.

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Featured Publications


Book Chapter

Journal Article

Conference Publication

  • Ivory, Radha (2017). Asset Recovery in Four Dimensions: Returning Wealth to Victim Countries as a Challenge for Global Governance. International Conference on Chasing Criminal Money in the EU - New Tools and Practices, Luxembourg, Luxembourg, 15-16 June 2015. Portland, OR United States :Hart Publishing.

  • Ivory, Radha (2014). Transparency and opacity in the United Nations Convention Against Corruption. International Conference on Good Governance and Human Rights: new perspectives in public law to strengthen the democratic legitimacy of public administration in Peru, Lima, Peru, 5 December 2012. Lima, Peru :Facultad de Derecho. Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú/Instituto de Democracia y Derechos Humanos de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú.

Grants (Administered at UQ)

Possible Research Projects

Note for students: The possible research projects listed on this page may not be comprehensive or up to date. Always feel free to contact the staff for more information, and also with your own research ideas.

  • Radha welcomes a range of projects on international or domestic anti-corruption, counter-terrorist financing, and business and human rights regimes.