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Education CV


  • PhD Researcher in Law, St Catharine's College, University of Cambridge (2020-present)
  • LLM with a specialisation in International Law (First Class) Hughes Hall, University of Cambridge (2019-2020)
  • LLB (Honours) International and European Law (summa cum laude) University of Groningen (2016-2019)

Scholarships and Academic Awards

  • Jacobson Scholarship in International Law (2020-present) St Catharine's College, University of Cambridge
  • Academic Achievement Award (2017) University of Groningen

Teaching Experience

  • Coach, Cambridge Jessup Team (2020-2021)

Research Experience

  • Associate Fellow, Centre for International Sustainable Development Law (2020)
  • Research Assistant to Dr Markus Gehring (2020)
  • Research and Conference Assistant to Professor Panos Merkouris (2020)
  • Research Assistant to Professor Sofia Ranchordas (2018-2019)
  • Research Assistant to Professor Dimitry Kochenov (2017-2018)
  • Research Assistant to Dr Zeeshan Mansoor (2016-2017)

Editing Experience

  • Managing Editor (prev. General Editor) Cambridge International Law Journal (2019-present)
  • Executive Blog Editor (prev. Blog Editor and Copy Editor) Groningen Journal of International Law (2017-2020)
  • Junior Editor, Review of European Administrative Law (2018-2019)
  • Reviewer, RUG Honours Review (2017-2018)

Fields of research

International Economic Law, Law of Treaties, Theory of International Law, EU External Relations Law


Figments of Fragmentation in International Trade Law: Examining the Relationship between WTO Law and Regional Trade Agreements


Dr Lorand Bartels

Representative Publications

Journal Articles

CP Delev, 'Beyond Powder Kegs and Crystal Balls: Finding Meaning in the Appellate Body’s Interpretation of WTO Law' (2020) 8(1) Groningen Journal of International Law 1-29

Online Publications

CP Delev, 'Goldsmith and Posner’s International Legal Realism: Finding Cracks in the Crystal Ball' (2020) Per Incuriam Magazine < >

CP Delev, 'Throw Custom to the Wind: Examining the Life Cycle of Customary International Law in the Absence of a Custom-Making Moment' (2019) Cambridge International Law Journal Blog <

CP Delev, 'Freedom in the Bullfight: European and American Perspectives on Competition Law' (2019) Wilberforce Society Digital Journal <

CP Delev, 'Keeping Pandora’s Box Open: Jus Cogens Norms and the Revision of the Theory of Sources' (2019) Berkeley Journal of International Law Blog <

Start Date

Oct 2020