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Email

fip20@cam.ac.uk
Abogado (UCAB, Venezuela), LLM, PhD (Cantab)
Derek Bowett Fellow in Law, Queens’ College; Fellow, Lauterpacht Centre for International Law

Interests

General international law, State responsibility, the law of necessity, law on the use of force, self-defence, history of international law, genealogy of legal concepts in international law

CV / Biography

Abogado (cum laude), Universidad Católica Andrés Bello, Caracas - Venezuela; LLM in international law (first class honours, Clive Parry Prize for International Law) and PhD (Yorke Prize), University of Cambridge; Post-Graduate Diploma in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (PGDipLATHE), University of Oxford.

I am a general international lawyer, and my main research interests are the law of State responsibility, the law on the use of force and international investment law. I am also interested in the history of international law, especially the ‘long’ 19th century. My work has been published in the British Yearbook of International Law and in the Leiden Journal of International Law. A monograph based on my PhD dissertation on Justification and Excuse in International Law: Concept and Theory of General Defences (CUP, 2018).

Before arriving at Cambridge, I worked for Baker&McKenzie (Caracas office) as a law-clerk and a paralegal in the criminal law and labour law departments.

Admitted to practice in Venezuela, as a member of the Caracas (Distrito Federal) Bar.

Teaching:

Supervisions in International Law (Part IB and Part II), and Criminal Law (Part IA)

Small-group teaching on self-defence in the Law of Armed Conflict, Use of Force and Peacekeeping (LLM) paper

Director of Studies at Queens’ College (Part IA)

Other appointments and affiliations:

International Law Association (British Branch) - Director of Studies (2018- )

Journal of the Use of Force in International Law - Digest of State Practice Regional Co-ordinator (2018- )

Lauterpacht Centre for International Law -  Management Committee (2016- )

Blackstone Chambers - Member of the Academic Research Panel (2015- )

History of International Law Research Group, Tilburg University - Associate member (2014- )

Universidad de La Sabana (Chía, Bogota, Colombia), Master’s program in International Law - External Professor (March 2014- )

Scholarships and Awards

2015: Yorke Prize (Faculty of Law, University of Cambridge), in recognition of the ‘exceptional quality’ of PhD dissertation ‘which makes a substantial contribution to its field of legal knowledge’

2009-2014: Maria Luisa de Sanchez (Girton College, University of Cambridge) and Cambridge European Trusts Scholar

2008: Clive Parry Prize in International Law (Faculty of Law, University of Cambridge)

Publications

 

Books

Exceptions in International Law (forthcoming) (with L Bartels) (eds) (OUP, 2020)

Co-editor(s):
Lorand Bartels
Co-Author/s:
L Bartels
Publisher:
OUP
ISBN 13:
9780198789321
Published May 2020

Protecting Children in Armed Conflict (with Shaheed Fatima QC (lead author)) (Hart Publishing, 2018)

Co-Author/s:
Shaheed Fatima QC (lead author)
Publisher:
Hart Publishing
Published Oct 2018

Justification and Excuse in International Law: Concept and Theory of General Defences (CUP, 2018)

Publisher:
CUP
ISBN 13:
978-1107513990
Published Jan 2018

Articles

"Shared Irresponsibility? Defences and the Responsibility of Co-Perpetrators and Accessories in the SHARES Principles" (2020) European Journal of International Law (forthcoming)

Citation:
(2020) European Journal of International Law (forthcoming)
Published: Forthcoming

"To Convene or Not to Convene? The Future Status of the Articles on State Responsibility: Recent Developments" (2017) 21 Max Planck Yearbook of United Nations Law 83-123

Citation:
(2017) 21 Max Planck Yearbook of United Nations Law 83-123
Published: Mar 2018

"Use of Force against Non-State Actors and the Circumstance Precluding Wrongfulness of Self-Defence" (2017) 30 LJIL 93-115

Citation:
(2017) 30 LJIL 93-115
DOI:
https://doi.org/10.1017/S0922156516000583
Published: Jan 2017

"Self-Defence as a Circumstance Precluding Wrongfulness: Understanding Article 21 of the Articles on State Responsibility" (2014) 85 BYIL 90-132

Citation:
(2014) 85 BYIL 90-132
Published: Jul 2015

"A Genealogy of Force Majeure in International Law" (2011) 82 BYIL 381-494

Citation:
(2011) 82 BYIL 381-494
Published: Jan 2012

Book Chapters

"Clarifying the Concept of Circumstances Precluding Wrongfulness in International Law" in L Bartels & F Paddeu (ed(s)), Exceptions in International Law (forthcoming) (OUP, 2020)

Publisher:
OUP
Published May 2020

"Countermeasures", Wolfrum et al (eds), Max Planck Encyclopaedia of Public International Law (2017) (OUP, 2016)

Publisher:
OUP
Published Aug 2016

"The Impact of Investment Arbitration on the Development of State Responsibility Defences" in Rainer Hoffman, Stephan Schill & Christian Tams (ed(s)), ICSID at 50: Investment Arbitration as a Motor of General International Law? (Edward Elgar Publishing), forthcoming

Publisher:
Edward Elgar Publishing
Published Forthcoming

"Circumstances Precluding Wrongfulness", Wolfrum et al (eds), Max Planck Encyclopaedia of Public International Law (2015) (OUP, 2014)

Publisher:
OUP
Published Sep 2014

Book Reviews

Third-Party Countermeasures in International Law. By MARTIN DAWIDOWICZ [Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 2017. 426 pp. Hardback: £79.99. ISBN 
9781139046602] (2018) 77 CLJ 427

Published Apr 2018

The Verdict of Battle: The Law of Victory and the Making of Modern War by JAMES Q WHITMAN 2 [Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA, 2012, 336pp, ISBN: 978-0-674-067141, £22.95 3 (h/bk)] (2014) 63 ICLQ 505

Published Apr 2014

Criminal Responsibility for the Crime of Aggression. By PATRYCJA GRZEBYK. [Oxford: Routledge. 2013. 394 pp. Hardback: £90.00. ISBN 978-0-415-85678-2] (2014) CLJ 455

Published Mar 2014

La nécessité en droit international. De l’état de nécessité aux situations de nécessité. By Sarah Cassella. Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, Leiden, 2011. xi + 577 pp (2011) 82 BYIL 505

Published Jan 2012

Case Notes

Multilateral Disputes in Bilateral Settings: International Practice Lags Behind Theory (2017) 76 CLJ 1

Published: Feb 2017

Ghosts of Genocides Past? State Responsibility for Genocide in the Former Yugoslavia (2015) 74 CLJ 14

Published: Mar 2015

Blog Posts

Conference Papers

"Military Intervention, Consent, and Reasons Against Force: Consent as a Defence to the Use of Force" (International Law Workshop - The Buchmann Faculty of Law, 18 May 2020)

Conference:
International Law Workshop - The Buchmann Faculty of Law, 18 May 2020
Published: May 2020

"Military Intervention, Consent, and Reasons Against Force: Consent as a Defence to the Use of Force" (International Law Seminar - Hebrew University in Jerusalem, 19 May 2020)

Conference:
International Law Seminar - Hebrew University in Jerusalem, 19 May 2020
Published: May 2020

"Exceptions and Defences in Human Rights Law and Investment Law" (Litigating Covid-19 Under International Law - Italian Branch of the International Law Association, 27 May 2020)

Conference:
Litigating Covid-19 Under International Law - Italian Branch of the International Law Association, 27 May 2020
Published: May 2020

"Forcible Intervention, Consent, and the Normative Assumptions about Force in the International Legal Order" (, What Role for Military Assistance on Request in the International Legal Order?, 5-6 December 2019, Rolin-Jaequemyns International Law Institute (GRILI), Ghent)

Conference:
, What Role for Military Assistance on Request in the International Legal Order?, 5-6 December 2019, Rolin-Jaequemyns International Law Institute (GRILI), Ghent
Published: Dec 2019

"Humanitarian Intervention and the Law of State Responsibility" (Human Rights and Resort to Force, Oxford Institute of Ethics, Law and Armed Conflict, Blavatnik School of Government, 14-15 November 2019)

Conference:
Human Rights and Resort to Force, Oxford Institute of Ethics, Law and Armed Conflict, Blavatnik School of Government, 14-15 November 2019
Published: Nov 2019

"The Venezuela Crisis and the Resilience of International Law" (International Law Weekend - American Branch of the International Law Association (ABILA), Fordham Law School, 12 October 2019, New York)

Conference:
International Law Weekend - American Branch of the International Law Association (ABILA), Fordham Law School, 12 October 2019, New York
Published: Oct 2019

"Diverse Voices on the Use of Force" (International Law Weekend - American Branch of the International Law Association (ABILA), Fordham Law School, 12 October 2019, New York)

Conference:
International Law Weekend - American Branch of the International Law Association (ABILA), Fordham Law School, 12 October 2019, New York
Published: Oct 2019

"Host State Defences in International Investment Law" (ELSA Athens Summer School on International Investment Law)

Conference:
ELSA Athens Summer School on International Investment Law
Published: Aug 2018

"The Right of Self-Defence in the Context of Territorial Disputes" (BIICL: The Use of Force in Relation to Sovereignty Disputes over Land Territory)

Conference:
BIICL: The Use of Force in Relation to Sovereignty Disputes over Land Territory
Published: Mar 2018

"General Defences in State Responsibility" (Exceptions and Defences in International Law, Cambridge, 31 March/1 April 2016)

Conference:
Exceptions and Defences in International Law, Cambridge, 31 March/1 April 2016
Published: Apr 2016

"Justification and Excuse in the Law of State Responsibility: A Distinction of Pure Academic Interest?" (Oxford Public International Law Discussion Group)

Conference:
Oxford Public International Law Discussion Group
Published: Apr 2016

"The Impact of Investment Arbitration on the Development of Defences in the Law of State Responsibility" (Frankfurt Investment Law Workshop: ICSID at 50: Investment Arbitration as a Motor of General International Law?)

Conference:
Frankfurt Investment Law Workshop: ICSID at 50: Investment Arbitration as a Motor of General International Law?
Published: Mar 2016

Reports

Crowd control and the right to life: Brief to the UN Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions

Body / Institution:
with the Cambridge Pro Bono Project for Professor Christof Heyns, UN Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions
Published: Mar 2011