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fl290@cam.ac.uk
PhD (Cantab), LL.M. (NYU), LL.B. (UFRGS), Diploma of Public International Law (Hague Academy)
University Lecturer in International Law (Fixed-Term); John Thornely Fellow in Law, Sidney Sussex College (Tenured); Fellow, Lauterpacht Centre for International Law

Interests

Public International Law, Jurisprudence, Law of Torts

CV / Biography

Fernando Lusa Bordin's research focuses on topics of public international law, including international legal theory, law-making, the law of international organizations, international dispute settlement, the law on the use of force and international investment law. His monograph, The Analogy between States and International Organizations, was published by Cambridge University Press and received the 2020 Certificate of Merit in a Specialized Area of International Law from the American Society of International Law. (An audio recording of a Friday Lunchtime Lecture at the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law where the book is presented is available here.)

Prior to taking his post in Cambridge, Fernando received an LL.B. (with honours) from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil), an LL.M. from NYU School of Law (where he was a Grotius Scholar), the Diploma of Public International Law from the Hague Academy of International Law and a PhD from the University in Cambridge (for which he received the Yorke Prize). He served as Assistant to Professor Giorgio Gaja at the International Law Commission in the summers of 2009 and 2011, and as Judicial Fellow (law clerk) to Judge Cançado Trindade at the International Court of Justice between 2009 and 2010. He also worked as Research Associate to Prof James Crawford in 2014, and served as Junior Counsel for Mauritius in the Chagos Marine Protected Area Arbitration (Mauritius v UK). 

Between 2016 and 2018, Fernando served as Assistant to the ICSID Tribunal constituted to hear the case of Veolia Propreté v. Arab Republic of Egypt (ARB/12/15).

Publications

 

Books

The Analogy between States and International Organizations (with https://www.cambridge.org/core/books/analogy-between-states-and-international-organizations/D65993D47653F40B1FBA90D8E68B9E18) (Cambridge University Press, 2018)

Co-Author/s:
https://www.cambridge.org/core/books/analogy-between-states-and-international-organizations/D65993D47653F40B1FBA90D8E68B9E18
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Published Nov 2018

Articles

"To What Immunities Are International Organizations Entitled under General International Law? Thoughts on Jam v IFC and the ‘Default Rules’ of IO Immunity" (2020) 72 QIL, Zoom-in 5

Citation:
(2020) 72 QIL, Zoom-in 5
Published: Jul 2020

"General International Law in the Relations between International Organizations and their Members" (2019) 32 Leiden Journal of International Law 653

"A Glass Half Full: The Character, Functions and Value of the Two-Element Approach to Identify Customary International Law" (2019) International Community Law Review 283

Citation:
(2019) International Community Law Review 283
Published: Jul 2019

"Reflections of Customary International Law: The Authority of Codification Conventions and ILC Draft Articles in International Law" (2014) 63 ICLQ 535

Citation:
(2014) 63 ICLQ 535
Published: Jul 2014

"Continuation of Membership in the United Nations Revisited: Lessons from Fifteen Years of Inconsistency in the Jurisprudence of the ICJ" (2011) 10 The Law and Practice of International Courts and Tribunals 315

Citation:
(2011) 10 The Law and Practice of International Courts and Tribunals 315
Published: Jul 2011

"Justiça entre Gerações e a Proteção do Meio-Ambiente: Um Estudo do Conceito de Eqüidade Intergeracional em Direito Internacional Ambiental" (2008) 52 Revista de Direito Ambiental 37

Citation:
(2008) 52 Revista de Direito Ambiental 37
Published: Dec 2009

Book Chapters

"State Responsibility in Advisory Proceedings: Thoughts on Judicial Propriety and Multilateralism in the Chagos Opinion", Decolonization and the International Court of Justice: New Directions From the Chagos Advisory Opinion (CUP), forthcoming

Publisher:
CUP
Published Forthcoming

"Analogy", Concepts for International Law: Contributions to Disciplinary Thought (Edward Elgar, 2019), pp. 25-38

Publisher:
Edward Elgar
Pages:
25-38
Published Feb 2019

"Article 31" (with Pieter Kooijmans), The Statute of the International Court of Justice: A Commentary (Oxford University Press, 2019), pp. 604-617

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Pages:
604-617
Published Feb 2019

"The Nicaragua v US Case: An Overview of the Epochal Judgments", Nicaragua before the International Court of Justice: Impacts on International Law (Springer, 2018), pp. 59-83

Publisher:
Springer
Pages:
59-83
Published Jan 2018

"Reasserting Control through Withdrawal from Investment Agreements: What Role for the Law of Treaties?", Reassertion of Control over the Investment Treaty Regime (Cambridge University Press, 2015), pp. 209-229

Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Pages:
209-229
Published Dec 2015

Book Reviews

Review of To Reform the World: International Organizations and the Making of Modern States, by Guy Fiti Sinclair (2020) 90 BYIL

DOI:
10.1093/bybil/braa002
Published May 2020

Review of Legal Personality in International Law, by Roland Portmann (2013) 82 BYIL 546

Published Jan 2013

Case Notes

Reckoning with British Colonialism: The Chagos Advisory Opinion (2019) 78 Cambridge Law Journal 253-257

Published: Jun 2019

Procedural Developments at the International Court of Justice [May 2017 – January 2019] (2019) 18 The Law and Practice of International Courts and Tribunals 101-141

Published: May 2019

Procedural Developments at the International Court of Justice [July 2015 – March 2017] (2017) 16 The Law and Practice of International Courts and Tribunals 307-353

Published: Aug 2017

Procedural Developments at the International Court of Justice [June 2014 – June 2015] (2015) 14 The Law and Practice of International Courts and Tribunals 340

Published: Aug 2015

Procedural Developments at the International Court of Justice (2014) 13 LPICT 223

Published: Jul 2014

Procedural Developments at the International Court of Justice (2013) 12 LPICT 81

Published: Mar 2013

Procedural Developments at the International Court of Justice (2012) 11 LPICT 325

Published: Jul 2012