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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
A. Legal Instruments
Charter of the United Nations and Statute of the International Court of Justice, San Francisco, 26 June 1945.

Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide, Paris, 9 December 1948, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 78, p. 277.

Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, Rome, 4 November 1950, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 213, p. 221.

Convention on the Settlement of Investment Disputes between States and Nationals of Other States, Washington, 18 March 1965, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 575, p. 159.

International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, New York, 16 December 1966, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 999, p. 171.

Vienna Convention on Succession of States in Respect of Treaties, Vienna, 23 August 1978, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 1946, p. 3.

Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, Rome, 17 July 1998, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 2187, p. 3.

International Law Commission, Articles on Responsibility of States for Internationally Wrongful Acts, 2001.
B. Jurisprudence
Permanent Court of International Justice, Factory at Chorzow (Germany v. Poland), Judgment, P.C.I.J. Series A. No 9, 1927.

International Court of Justice, Barcelona Traction, Light and Power Company, Limited, Judgment, I.C.J. Reports 1970, p. 3.

International Court of Justice, United States Diplomatic and Consular Staff in Teheran, Judgment, I.C.J. Reports 1980, p. 3.

International Court of Justice, Military and Paramilitary Activities in and against Nicaragua (Nicaragua v. United States of America). Merits, Judgment, I.C.J. Reports 1986, p. 14.

International Court of Justice, Application of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide, Preliminary Objections, Judgment, I.C.J. Reports 1996, p. 595.

International Court of Justice, Avena and Other Mexican Nationals (Mexico v. United States of America), Judgment, I.C.J. Reports 2004, p. 12.

International Court of Justice, Legal Consequences of the Construction of a Wall in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, Advisory Opinion, I.C.J. Reports 2004, p. 136.

International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, Prosecutor v. Dúško Tadić, Judgment of 15 July 1999, IT-94-1-A.
C. Documents
Second Report on State Responsibility by Mr. Gaetano Arangio-Ruiz, Special Rapporteur (A/CN.4/476, reproduced in Yearbook of the International Law Commission, 1996, vol. II).

Report of the International Law Commission on the work of its forty-ninth session, 12 May to 18 July 1997 (A/52/10, reproduced in Yearbook of the International Law Commission, 1997, vol. II, Part Two, Chapter III).

Report on State Responsibility by Mr. James Crawford, Special Rapporteur (A/CN.4/498/Add 1-4, reproduced in Yearbook of the International Law Commission, 1999, vol. II).
D. Doctrine
D. Bodansky, J. Crook, R. Rosenstock, E. Brown Weiss, DJ. Bederman, D. Shelton, DD. Caron and J. Crawford, “Symposium: The ILC’s State Responsibility Articles”, American Journal of International Law, vol. 96, 2002, pp. 773–890.

J. Crawford, The International Law Commission’s Articles on State Responsibility; Introduction, Text and Commentaries, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2002.

J. Crawford, J. Peel and S. Olleson, “The ILC’s Articles on Responsibility of States for Internationally Wrongful Acts: Completion of the Second Reading”, European Journal of International Law, vol. 12, 2001, p. 963.

J. Crawford, S. Olleson, The Continuing Debate on a UN Convention on State Responsibility, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2005.

P-M. Dupuy, G. Nolte, M. Spinedi, L-A. Sicilianos, E. Wyler, CJ. Tams, A. Gattini, I. Scobbie, D. Aalland, and P. Klein, “Symposium: Assessing the Work of the International Law Commission on State Responsibility”, European Journal of International Law, vol. 13, 2002, pp. 1037–1256.

R. Lefeber, “The Gabcíkovo-Nagymaros Project and the Law of State Responsibility”, Leiden Journal of International Law, vol.11, 1998, pp. 609-623.

M. Ragazzi, International Responsibility Today. Essays in Memory of Oscar Schachter, Martinus Nijhoff, Leiden, Brill, 2005.