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.

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Favourite Readings 2021 – Introduction

The end of year is approaching, and as has become customary on this blog, we are marking it with a series of posts on some ‘Favourite Readings’ of the year: recommendations by friends of EJIL that celebrate books, the process of reading, and the influence reading has on us all.

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In This Issue – Reviews

This issue features two review essays and two regular reviews. We begin with Carl Landauer’s essay on International Law’s Objects, edited by Jessie Hohmann and Daniel Joyce. Landauer comments on the book’s call for a ‘material turn’ in international law, which he ties back to earlier discussions in material culture studies. He agrees with the book editors that…

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In This Issue – Reviews

This issue features reviews of five recent works. Two of them address questions of state responsibility – a core topic, shaped by the International Law Commission (ILC) Articles adopted exactly 20 years ago, but addressed here from unusual angles. Jean Ho’s interest is with responsibility for breaches of investment contracts (a topic left to the side by the…

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