Patrick W Pearsall


Professor Patrick Pearsall, Director of the International Claims and Reparations Project at Columbia Law School, teaches international law and dispute resolution.  He has lectured at Yale, Harvard and also taught as faculty at Georgetown Law and is widely recognized as a leading scholar on remedies under public international law.  He is editing the forthcoming volume Research Handbook on International Claims Commissions and will teach a seminar on “Reparations” at Columbia Law School later this year.  For nearly a decade (2009 – 2017) he was a lawyer at the U.S. State Department (in the office International Claims and Investment Disputes) and departed as the Chief of Investment Arbitration.  He serves on several boards, is a partner at a law firm in private practice, and serves as well-known leader at the American Society of International Law, where he co-chaired the 2022 Annual Meeting. 

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Launching an International Claims Commission for Ukraine

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has caused massive displacement of people, enormous economic and personal harm, and widespread damage to public and private property. Foreign States and individuals also have suffered damage and loss. The Government of Ukraine recently expressed its intention to cooperate with interested Parties to establish an international commission (“the Commission”) to adjudicate claims for…

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