a member of the UN Human Rights Committee, a body of 18 human rights experts that monitors UN member states' compliance with the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, and
a Commissioner of the International Commission of Jurists,
a founding member and former Executive Committee Vice-Chairman of INTERIGHTS: International Centre for the Legal Protection of Human Rights .
a member of the Executive Committee of the David Davies Memorial Institute of International Studies .
a trustee of the Medical Foundation for Care of Victims of Torture.
a member of the International Independent Group of Eminent Persons, (IIGEP), a group of experts invited by the President of Sri Lanka Mahinda Rajapaksa to observe the workings of a Presidential Commission of Inquiry into serious Human Rights violations in Sri Lanka.
(with Matt Pollard) The Treatment of Prisoners under International Law (3rd edition, 2009);
(with Matt Pollard) "Criminalisation of Torture: State Obligations under the United Nations Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment" 2006 European Human Rights Law Review 115 (2006);
The UN Human Rights Machinery and International Criminal Law, in Lattimer and Sands (eds.), Justice for Crimes against Humanity (2003, Hart Publishing);
"The Definition(s) of Torture in International Law" in Current Legal Problems. p467 (2002)
The Treatment of Prisoners under International Law (1st edition 1987, 2nd edition 1999);
Impunity of Human Rights (1998);
(co-ed with Y Danieli and L Weisaeth) International Responses to Traumatic Stress (1995);
(ed) To Loose the Bands of Wickedness - International Intervention in Defence of Human Rights (1992);
(with J I Domniguez, B Wood and R A Falk) Enhancing Global Human Rights (1979);
(co-ed with C N Ronning) International Law in the Western Hemisphere (1974);
In 2010, Routledge published The Delivery of Human Rights: Essays in Honour of Professor Sir Nigel Rodley, edited by his colleagues Geoff Gilbert, Francoise Hampson, and Clara Sandoval.