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Inaugural MIDS Lecture

"Continuity and Change in International Dispute Settlement"

Prof. James Crawford,
University of Cambridge

The Geneva Master in International Dispute Resolution celebrated its launch by organizing an Inaugural Lecture delivered by Professor James Crawford, Whewell Professor of International Law at the University of Cambridge. He spoke against the proliferation of international dispute resolution mechanisms in a paper entitled "Continuity and Change in International Dispute Settlement". The inaugural lecture was held at The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, in Geneva, on 1 October 2008.


On Professor James Crawford

Professor James Crawford SC, FBA, LLD is the current Whewell Professor of International Law at the University of Cambridge and the Director of the Lauterpacht Research Centre for International Law. Professor Crawford is one of the most promiment academics in the field of international law and has an extensive practice in international law and international arbitration, appearing before the ICJ, ITLOS, ICSID and ICC tribunals. He has been an arbitrator in ICSID and ad hoc arbitrations as well as in inter-state cases, is a member of the ICSID panel of arbitrators, author of numerous books, and co-editor of the British Yearbook of International Law. He was previously a Member of the Australian Law Reform Commission (1982-1990) and the International Law Commission (1992-2001). He was the International Law Commission Special Rapporteur on State Responsibility from 1997-2001. He was also Chair of the Faculty of Law at the University of Cambridge from 2003 to 2006.