Professor Carty is now the holder of the Sir Y K Pao Chair of Public Law at the Faculty of Law of the University of Hong Kong. Professor Carty studied law at Queen's University Belfast, London, and Cambridge. He has worked at the University of Paris, the Max Planck Institute in Heidelberg and has lectured at Edinburgh University and Glasgow University, and has held visiting positions at Max Planck Institute for European Legal History, the University of Tokyo and the Autonomous University of Madrid. Prof. Carty’s major research fields are theory of international law, human rights, the theory of autonomous regions, law and development, law and literature and legal philosophy. He is author of many academic works.