John Hatchard is Professor of Law at the Buckingham Law School, University of Buckingham, UK. He is also a co-Director of the University of Buckingham Centre for Extractive Energy Studies and Vice-President, Commonwealth Legal Education Association.
He has held senior academic positions at universities in the UK, United States, Zambia and Zimbabwe and is currently a Visiting Professor at the UN International Anti-Corruption Academy in Vienna, Austria. He has served as the Chief Mutual Legal Assistance Officer at the Commonwealth Secretariat. He was also a Senior Fellow at the British Institute of International and Comparative Law and the Director of the University of Detroit-Mercy London Law Program. For many years he was Secretary-General of the Commonwealth Legal Education Association (CLEA) and now serves as a CLEA Vice-President.
He has published well over 100 books and articles in the area of criminal law, criminal justice and evidence, constitutional law, good governance and human rights, with particular reference to the Commonwealth and Anglophone Africa. He has undertaken consultancy work for a wide range of international organisations, particularly in the field of good governance, combating corruption and human rights.
He is a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of the Denning Law Journal and was for many years Joint Editor of the Journal of African Law.
- Combating Corruption: Legal Approaches to Supporting Good Governance and Integrity in Africa (Edward Elgar Publishing, 2014)
- John Hatchard, "Combating the bribery of foreign public officials and the 'art of persuasion": The case of Alstom and the energy sector", Denning Law Journal 28 (2016), 109-137
- John Hatchard, "Election petitions and the standard of proof", Denning Law Journal 27 (2015), 291-302
- John Hatchard, "Combating corruption: some reflections on the use of the offence and the tort of misconduct/misfeasance in a public office"
- John Hatchard et al., Corruption and Misuse of Public Office