Thomas D. Grant


Thomas D. Grant is a Senior Research Fellow at Wolfson College, Cambridge. For academic year 2013-14 he is a National Fellow of the Hoover Institution at Stanford. His current projects include a monograph on aggression against Ukraine; a monograph on participation in the League of Nations and the emergence of non-State actors as participants in international law; and the second edition of Banks and Financial Crime: the international law of tainted money (as co-editor with William Blair & Richard Brent, forthcoming 2015). His most recent book addresses admission to the United Nations.

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The Budapest Memorandum and Beyond: Have the Western Parties Breached a Legal Obligation?

Angela Merkel, Chancellor of Germany, brought renewed attention at the Munich Security Conference this month to the Budapest Memorandum, an instrument adopted some twenty years ago by Ukraine, the Russian Federation, the United Kingdom and the United States.  The Chancellor said that the Russian Federation, by invading eastern Ukraine and annexing Crimea, “has broken its commitment…

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Ukraine v. Russian Federation in Light of Ilaşcu: Two Short Points

In a post earlier this week, I considered the implications of the European Court of Human Right’s (ECtHR) recent just satisfaction judgment in Cyprus v. Turkey for the inter-state application filed by Ukraine against Russia (see press release announcing interim measures order here). In the present post, I would like to make two short points…

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Crimea after Cyprus v. Turkey: Just Satisfaction for Unlawful Annexation?

On 13 March 2014 Ukraine lodged an inter-state application under Article 33 of the European Convention against the Russian Federation. Philip Leach has addressed in this forum the likely implications, suggesting that the occupation of Crimea will present a situation for the European Court similar to that in Ilaşcu v. Moldova and Russia.

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