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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In This Issue – Reviews

Two essays begin the review section, one by Alan Nissel and another by Rebecca Mignot-Mahdavi. Nissel reviews Kathryn Greenman’s State Responsibility and Rebels: The History and Legacy of Protecting Investment Against Revolution, suggesting that it has ‘tremendous import for the philosophy of international law’ with its postcolonial critique and discussion of a better framework for the law of state responsibility.

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In This Issue – Reviews 

Sigrid Boysen opens the section with her review of Marie-Catherine Petersmann's When Environmental Protection and Human Rights Collide.  Boysen finds much to agree with in Petersmann’s account and notably praises her challenge to the ‘mantra of synergy’ according to which human rights protection and international environmental law are in a mutually supportive relationship.  We move on to Prisca…

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In this Issue – Reviews

This issue features five book reviews – all of which our reviewers seemed to enjoy a lot. We begin with Diane Desierto’s review of Tom Ginsburg’s ‘magisterial’ Democracies and International Law. Desierto notes the urgency of Ginsburg’s inquiry at a time when authoritarian powers ‘repurpose, cherry-pick, and distort human rights for their private political ends, economic gain, and the entrenchment of…

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