Frédéric Gilles Sourgens


Frédéric Gilles Sourgens serves as Editor in Chief of Oxford University Press’ reporter of international arbitral awards between states and foreign investors. He is the Director of the Washburn Oil and Gas Law Center and Professor of Law at Washburn University School of Law. Freddy’s research explores the constitutive value of transnational legal processes in responding to the challenges of globalization with particular emphasis on the principle of good faith. Freddy is the author or editor of approximately a dozen books, including Evidence in International Investment Arbitration (with Ian A. Laird and Kabir Duggal) (Oxford University Press 2018) and approximately 50 articles, book chapters, and essays. International arbitral tribunals have cited his work as authority on questions of international dispute resolution and transnational law.

Recently Published

Energy Lessons from the Ukraine Crisis

It is a cliché that wars are fought over energy access.  It is just as trite to point out the illegality of military action to secure energy resources for oneself or to deny energy access to adversaries.  As sanctions against Russia and against Ukrainian separatist regions come into focus, energy access again comes front and center.  Germany’s…

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Paris Agreement Regained or Lost? Initial Thoughts

Headlines recently announced the end of a critical climate summit in Katowice, Poland.  Katowice had played host to the 24thConference of the Parties meeting (COP24) under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).  The summit was billed as a “make or break” moment for the world community. Three years had passed after world leaders emerged…

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Failing the Hague Stress Test

On 25 October 2018, the President of the International Court of Justice, Judge Abdulqawi A. Yusuf, made an apparently ordinary announcement in his speech to the United Nations General Assembly. In light of the increasing workload of the Court, Judge Yusuf reported towards the end of his speech, “[m]embers of the Court have come to the decision,…

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