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Prof. James Crawford

Mr. James Crawford
Professor of International Law
Lauterpacht Research Centre for International Law
University of Cambridge

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States
Responsibility
The International Law Commission's Articles on State Responsibility: Past and Future
James Crawford, Special Rapporteur for the second reading of the International Law Commission's Articles on State Responsibility, discusses the second reading process and the subsequent handling of the Articles by international courts and tribunals, and by the Sixth Committee.

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States
Responsibility
The International Law Commission's Articles on State Responsibility: Past and Future
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BODANSKY, D, CROOK, J, ROSENSTOCK, R, BROWN WEISS, E, BEDERMAN, DJ, SHELTON, D, CARON, DD, and CRAWFORD, J (2002), ‘Symposium: The ILC’s State Responsibility Articles’, 96 AJIL 773–890: a collection of responses to the adoption of the ILC’s Articles on State Responsibility.
CRAWFORD, J (2002), The International Law Commission’s Articles on State Responsibility; Introduction, Text and Commentaries (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press): the ILC’s Articles on State Responsibility and authoritative commentaries adopted in 2001, together with an introduction and analytical tools, including an index and table of cases.
CRAWFORD, J, PEEL, J, and OLLESON, S (2001), ‘The ILC’s Articles on Responsibility of States for Internationally Wrongful Acts: Completion of the Second Reading’, 12 EJIL 963: an account of the final stages of the adoption of the ILC’s Articles on State Responsibility.
CRAWFORD, J and OLLESON, S (2005), ‘The Continuing Debate on a UN Convention on State Responsibility’ (2005) 54 ICLQ 959: an account of the debate in the Sixth Committee of the General Assembly in late 2004 as to whether the ILC’s Articles on State Responsibility should be transformed into a multilateral convention.
DUPUY, P-M, NOLTE, G, SPINEDI, M, SICILIANOS, L-A, WYLER, E, TAMS, CJ, GATTINI, A, SCOBBIE, I, ALLAND, D, and KLEIN, P (2002), ‘Symposium: Assessing the Work of the International Law Commission on State Responsibility’, 13 EJIL 1037–1256: a stimulating collection of essays on the ILC’s Articles on State Responsibility, with particular emphasis on the ‘serious breaches’ provisions and the multilateral aspects of invocation.
LEFEBER, R (1998), ‘The Gabcíkovo-Nagymaros Project and the Law of State Responsibility’, 11 Leiden JIL: an account of the relations between the law of treaties and the law of State responsibility.
RAGAZZI, M (2005), International Responsibility Today. Essays in Memory of Oscar Schachter (Nijhoff, Leiden): A useful collection of 36 essays by specialists covering general and special issues in the field of responsibility.