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Bart L Smit Duijzentkunst

Gonville and Caius College

Individual Rights in the International Legal System

Summary

What do we mean when we say that a non-state entity has a 'right' in a legal system that has been created by and for states?

Start Date: 2011/10.

End Date: 2014/09.

Education / CV

Education

Ph.D Candidate, Gonville and Caius College, University of Cambridge (2011-)

LLM in International Law, The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University (2010)

LLM in Legal Research, Utrecht University (2008)

 

Work experience

Supervisor in International Law, Trinity Hall (2012-2013), Gonville and Caius College (2013-), University of Cambridge

Associate Legal Officer, United Nations Office of Legal Affairs, Codification Division, New York (2011, summer 2012)

Research Assistant, United Nations Office of Legal Affairs, Codification Division, New York (2010)

Research Assistant, Prof Michael Glennon, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Boston (2009-2010)

Intern, ICTY Defence team of Dr Radovan Karadzic, The Hague (2009)

Intern, International Arbitration and Public Law, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Paris and Amsterdam (2008-2009)

Research Assistant, Prof Leonard Besselink, Utrecht University (2007-2008)

 

Related activities

Editor-in-Chief, Cambridge Journal of International and Comparative Law (2012-2013)

- Editor and blog editor (2011-2012)

Jessup coach, University of Cambridge (2012-2013)

- Jessup Judge (2009-2011)

- Jessup Participant (2008)

Editor, Fletcher Forum of World Affairs (2009-2010)

ICTY Moot Court Coordinator (inaugural competition) (2009)

International Law Association, Conference Reporter (2008, 2010)

 

Awards and scholarships

WM Tapp studentship, Gonville and Caius College, University of Cambridge (2011-2014)

ICSID Review Student Writing Prize (2010)

Fulbright Scholarship (Netherlands-America Foundation) (2009-2010)

Huygens Talent Scholarship (Dutch goverment) (2009-2010)

Flechter School Scholarship (2009-2010)

VSB Fonds Scholarship (2009-2010)

Vreedefonds Scholarship (2009-2010)

GJ Wiarda Student Prize, Utrecht University (2008)

Hardy C Dillard Award, Jessup Competition (2008)

Fields of Research

Public International Law; Legal Theory; International Dispute Settlement; International Investment Law

Representative Publications

"Arbitrary Peace? Consent Management in International Arbitration" (with Sophia Dawkins), European Journal of International Law (forthcoming)

“Of Rights and Powers: Waiving Investment Treaty Protection”, EJIL: Talk! guest blog (9 December 2013)

"Stable and Final? Arbitration of Land Boundary Disputes in Cases of State Secession" (with Sophia Dawkins), Proceedings of the 106th Annual Meeting of the American Society of International Law (2013), pp 143-146

"From Access to Justice: Book Review of Judge Cançado Trindade, The Access of Individuals to International Justice", Cambridge Journal of International and Comparative Law 1 (2012) 3, pp. 298-302

European Dimensions” (with Maria Fanou), Cambridge Journal of International and Comparative Law; UK Supreme Court Review 1 (2012) 2, pp. 74-85

“Conveying Complexity: an Interview with Martti Koskenniemi”, CJICL blog (3 February 2012)

“Habemus guidam: Alain Pellet’s magnum opus is (almost) out”, CJICL blog (22 November 2011)

"Treaty Rights as Tradable Assets: Can Investors Waive Investment Treaty Protection?", ICSID Review: Foreign Investment Law Journal 25 (2010) 2, pp. 409-420

"Interpretation of Legislative Security Council Resolutions", Utrecht Law Review 4 (2008) 3, pp. 188-209

 

Dissertation
Supervisors

Dr Lorand Bartels