Daniel Peat



Assistant Professor, Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies, Leiden University. Before joining Leiden University in 2018, Daniel worked at the International Court of Justice as an Associate Legal Officer for President Abdulqawi A. Yusuf. He was awarded a PhD in Law from the University of Cambridge, where he was a member of Gonville & Caius College and a recipient of the WM Tapp Studentship. His monograph, Comparative Reasoning in International Courts and Tribunals, examines the use of domestic law in the interpretation of international law, and was published by Cambridge University Press in 2019. He is co-editor of Interpretation in International Law, which was published by Oxford University Press in 2015, and co-rapporteur for the ILA Study Group on the Content and Evolution of the Rules of Interpretation .

Recently Published

Book Symposium: Comparative Reasoning in International Courts and Tribunals: A Response

In this symposium, Richard, Yvonne, and Antonios have all kindly taken the time to engage with some of the issues raised in Comparative Reasoning and I would like to take this chance to respond to some of their points. In the interests of space, I’ll limit myself to two issues: first, I will clarify some of my arguments…

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Book Symposium: Comparative Reasoning in International Courts and Tribunals: A Very Brief Introduction

I Trying to distil six years of research, drafting, and revision into a pithy thousand-word blog post is a difficult task. But the challenge has provided me with the opportunity to think about what I consider to be the most important lessons that I’ve drawn from the project, both in terms of the way in which I hope…

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