University of Cambridge, Faculty of Law

Professor James R Crawford


Jesus College

B.A., LL.B. (Adel.), D.Phil. (Oxon.); LL.D. (Cantab); S.C. (N.S.W.); F.B.A.

Former Whewell Professor of International Law; Judge at the ICJ


Public international law. International arbitration.

CV / Biography

James Crawford SC, FBA was Whewell Professor of International Law, and concurrently Research Professor of Law, Latrobe University.  He 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. Recent work includes The International Law of Responsibility (co-edited, OUP, 2010), The Cambridge Companion to International Law (co-edited, CUP, 2012) and Brownlie’s Principles of Public International Law (editor, OUP, 2012).


Publication 3277 Cambridge Companion to International Law (Ed) (Cambridge University Press)

Publisher Cambridge University Press
Published Feb 2012
ISBN 10 978-0-521-14308-0
Co Authors J Crawford & M Koskenniemi (eds)
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Publication 2318 Foreign Investment Disputes: Cases, Materials and Commentary (Ed) (Kluwer Law International)

Publisher Kluwer Law International
Published Aug 2005
ISBN 10 9041123113
ISBN 13 978-9041123114
Co Authors R Doak Bishop, W Michael Reisman
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Publication 2322 Australian Courts of Law (OUP Australia) 4th Edition

Publisher OUP Australia
Published Jun 2004
ISBN 10 0195510070
ISBN 13 978-0195510072
Co Authors Brian Opeskin
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