OUP/Opinio Juris Book Club

We invite you to join Oxford University Press and Opinio Juris as we read and discuss the latest and most compelling new scholarship in international law each month. Participate with us as we read books by Oxford’s award winning authors, make connections with other readers, exchange ideas, and learn more about the ever changing world of international law.

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August 2008

Confronting Global Terrorism and American Neo-Conservatism
Tom Farer, Dean, Graduate School of International Studies, University of Denver

"This is a timely and important book, not only for those interested in policy matters but also for those eager to achieve a more humane world."
–Guillermo O’Donnell, Helen Kellogg Professor of Government, University of Notre Dame

September 2008

The Power and Purpose of International Law
Mary-Ellen O’Connell, Robert and Marion Short Chair in Law at the University of Notre Dame Law School

"A lucid modern analysis of the perennial great question about international law: international it is, but is it law? That question recently has been pressed with acerbic pertinacity; Professor O’Connell answers with informed vigor."
–Stephen M. Schwebel, Former President of the International Court of Justice

October 2008

Treaty Interpretation
Richard Gardiner, Former Senior Lecturer in Laws, University College London

Any lawyer who needs to consider international matters, and increasingly any lawyer whose work involves domestic legislation with any international connection, is at risk of encountering a treaty provision which requires interpretation, whether the treaty provision is explicitly in issue or is the source of the relevant domestic legislation. This book provides a guide to interpreting treaties properly in accordance with the modern rules.

November 2008

A Roundtable on International Investment Dispute Resolution

Appeals Mechanism in International Investment Disputes
Karl Sauvant, Executive Director, Columbia Program on International Investment

No other book brings together so many exceptional individuals to address potential improvements to international law to increase prosperity and further global development. Appeals Mechanism in International Investment Disputes compiles, compares, and contrasts the analysis and arguments of the leading scholars, practitioners and government officials on the future of the international investment law.

Principles of International Investment LawRudolf Dolzer, Professor, University of Bonn, Germany, and Christoph Schreuer, Professor of International Law, University of Vienna, Austria

Combining a systematic analytical study of the texts and principles underlying investment law with a jurisprudential analysis of the case law arising in international tribunals, this book offers an ideal introduction to the principles of international investment law and arbitration.

Investor-State Arbitration
Christopher Dugan, partner, Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP, Noah D. Rubins, partner, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Don Wallace, Professor Emeritus and Chairman of the International Law Institute at the Georgetown University Law Center and Borzu Sabahi, Adjunct Professor at the Georgetown University Law Center

The increasing importance of international investment has been accompanied by the rapid development of a new field of international law that defines the obligations of host states towards foreign investors and creates procedures for resolving disputes in connection with those obligations. Investor-State Arbitration examines the international treaties that give investors a right to arbitration of claims, the most-commonly employed arbitration rules, and the most important elements of investor-state arbitration procedure including tribunal composition, jurisdiction, evidence, award, and challenge of annulment.

The Oxford Handbook of International Investment Law
Edited by Peter Muchlinski, Professor in International Commercial Law at the School of Oriental and African Studies, Federico Ortino, Fellow in International Economic Law and Director of the Investment Treaty Forum (ITF) at the British Institute of International and Comparative Law, and Christoph Schreuer, Professor in the Department for European, International, and Comparative Law, University of Vienna

A broad ranging, completely comprehensive and critical assessment of international law on foreign investment, the Oxford Handbook of International Investment Law discusses the major approaches to the substantive issues of foreign investment including the most-favored-nation principle, state responsibility, and competition law

December 2008

International Law in the U.S. Legal System
Curtis Bradley, is the Richard and Marcy Horvitz Professor of Law and Director of the Center for International and Comparative Law at Duke University

International Law in the U.S. Legal System explains how international law intersects with the domestic legal system within the United States, and points out various unresolved issues and areas of controversy. The book highlights recent decisions and events in international law (including decisions and events arising out of the war on terrorism), while also taking into account relevant historical materials, including materials relating to the U.S. constitutional founding.

January 2009

A Roundtable on the Legacy of the Nuremberg and Tokyo Tribunals

Perspectives on the Nuremberg Trial
Edited by Guenal Mettraux, Defense Counsel, ICTY

The trial of major Nazi war criminals in Nuremberg was a landmark event in the development of modern international law, and continues to be highly influential in our understanding of international criminal law and post-conflict justice. This volume offers a unique collection of the most important essays written on the Trial, discussing the key legal, political and philosophical questions raised by the Trial both at the time and in historical perspective.

The Tokyo International Military Tribunal – A Reappraisal
Neil Boister, Associate Professor, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand and Robert Cryer, Professor of International and Criminal Law, University of Birmingham

The book is a comprehensive legal analysis of the Tokyo IMT, covering its law, theory, practice and the lessons it may teach to those prosecuting and defending international crimes today.

Documents on the Tokyo International Military Tribunal
Edited by Neil Boister, Associate Professor, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand and
Robert Cryer, Professor of International and Criminal Law, University of Birmingham

Despite the recent growth of interest in international criminal law, in research and practice, the Tokyo International Military Tribunal remains largely neglected. One of the reasons for this is the absence of any readily available version of the judgments that emanated from the Tribunal. This absence has prevented informed debate about a hugely important part of the development of international criminal law.

These volumes fill the gap in the literature by reproducing the full text of the judgment, the separate and dissenting opinions and a selection of accompanying documents, including the charter, indictment and rules of procedure.