Christian Tams

@cjtams

About/Bio

Christian J. Tams is Professor of International Law at the University of Glasgow, where he directs the Glasgow Centre for International Law and Security. He is the Review Editor of the European Journal of International Law and an academic member of Matrix Chambers London. His research focuses on questions of dispute resolution, the use of force, investment law and the law of treaties. A selection of his contributions is available on SSRN.

Recently Published

Favourite Readings 2022 – Introduction

As in previous years, we are marking the end of 2022 with a series of posts highlighting ‘favourite readings‘ of the year: recommendations that celebrate authors and their books, and that reflect the pleasure of engaging with them. As EJILTalk! regulars will know, this series has become a bit of a tradition; having run, discounting the occasional break,…

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In This Issue – Reviews

This issue features reviews of three monographs, two engaging with non-Western approaches to international law, the other with a central question of the jus ad bellum. We begin with Lauri Mälksoo’s review of Russian Contributions to International Humanitarian Law by Michael Riepl. Published on the eve of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, this is a timely book if ever there was one, and it…

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In This Issue – Reviews

The Review Section of this issue features one review essay and five regular reviews. We begin with Jean d’Aspremont’s essay on Anne Orford’s International Law and the Politics of History, a wide-ranging discussion that situates Orford’s critique of contextualism and empiricism in scholarly accounts of international law and its history. D’Aspremont finds Orford’s critique ‘uncontestable’, but at the same time…

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