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Mr. Christian J. Tams

Mr. Christian J. Tams
Chair of International Law
School of Law
University of Glasgow

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Key Publications of Mr. Christian J. Tams

Books (as author and editor)

Christian J. Tams, Research Handbook on the Law of Treaties (with Tzanakopoulos and Zimmermann), Elgar 2014.

Christian J. Tams, The Genocide Convention (with Berster and Schiffbauer), Hart/Beck 2014 (468 pp.)

Christian J. Tams, The Development of International Law by the International Court of Justice (with Sloan), OUP 2013 (415 pp.)

Christian J. Tams, The United Nations Convention on Jurisdictional Immunities of States and Their Property (with O’Keefe), OUP 2013 (550 pp.)

Christian J. Tams, Preferential Trade Agreements and International Investment Law (Hofmann and Schill), Nomos 2013 (345 pp.)

Christian J. Tams, Legacies of the Permanent Court of International Justice (with Fitzmaurice), Brill/Nijhoff 2013 (440 pp.)

Christian J. Tams, The Statute of the International Court of Justice. A Commentary (2nd edn, with Zimmermann, Tomuschat and Oellers-Frahm), OUP 2012 (1820 pp.)

Christian J. Tams, Enforcing Obligations Erga Omnes in International Law. Cambridge Studies in International and Comparative Law (CUP) (359 pp.), first published in 2005, revised paperback edn. 2010.

Christian J. Tams, Seesicherheit vor neuen Herausforderungen (with Zimmermann), Kiel 2008 (145 pp.)

Contributions to journals and books

Christian J. Tams, “Procedural Aspects of Investor-state Dispute Settlement: the Emergence of a European Approach?”, in Journal of World Investment and Trade, 2014, pp. 585-611.

Christian J. Tams, “Self-Defence Against Terrorists: Issues of Necessity and Proportionality”, in Schrijver/van den Herik (eds), Counterterrorism and International Law (CUP 2012), pp. 373-421.

Christian J. Tams, “Prospects for Humanitarian Uses of Force”, in Cassese (ed.), Realizing Utopia. The Future of International Law (Oxford 2012), pp. 359-374.

Christian J. Tams, “Individual States as Guardians of Community Interests”, in Erasmus-Khan et al. (eds), Festschrift Bruno Simma (Oxford 2011), pp. 379-405.

Christian J. Tams, “Transparency and Public Interest Representation in Investment Arbitration” (with A. Asteriti), in Schill (ed.), International Investment Law and Comparative Public Law (Oxford 2010), pp. 787-816.

Christian J. Tams, “The Use of Force against Terrorists”, European Journal of International Law 20 (2009), pp. 359-397 and pp. 1057-1062 (rejoinder).

Various contributions to leading commentaries (e.g. on the UN Charter, the Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties; and the German Basic Law) and reference works such as the Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law.