Professor James Crawford

Whewell Professor of International Law at The Lauterpacht Centre for International Law, University of Cambridge

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Whewell Professor of International Law, Lauterpacht Centre for International Law, University of Cambridge

Professor James Crawford is the Whewell Professor of International Law in the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law at the University of Cambridge. He is also a Research Professor of Law at Latrobe University, Australia. His research interests focus on public international law and international arbitration.

Professor Crawford was the first Australian member of the United Nations International Law Commission and in that capacity was responsible for the ILC’s work on the International Criminal Court (1994) and for the second reading of the ILC Articles on State Responsibility (2001). In addition to scholarly work on statehood, collective rights, investment law and international responsibility, he has appeared in more than 40 cases before the International Court of Justice and other international tribunals, and is engaged as expert, counsel and arbitrator in international arbitration. In 2012, he was awarded the Hudson Medal by the American Society of International Law.