ESIL Book Series

ESIL Book Series

The ESIL Book Series publishes high quality volumes on the themes of ESIL Annual Conferences and ESIL joint events. The volumes include chapters that are based on selected papers presented at ESIL events.

These chapters might have been revised to fit the theme and focus of the volume, and may have been complemented by additional chapters that address topics that were not fully explored during the events but that are essential for a full coverage of the theme.

Volumes in the Series will be subject to a double-blind review process by a high-level editorial board in cooperation with the Series editors.

The ESIL Book Series will be published by Oxford University Press.

For further information, please contact Anne van Aaken.


Series Editors:


Eyal Benvenisti is Whewell Professor of International Law at the University of Cambridge and the Director of the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law. He is also Professor of Law at Tel Aviv University and Global Visiting Professor at New York University School of Law. He was Visiting Professor at Yale, Harvard, Toronto, Columbia, Pennsylvania, Michigan, and gave a special course at The Hague Academy of International Law (2013). Eyal is Project Director for the “GlobalTrust – Sovereigns as Trustees of Humanity” research project, funded by an ERC Advanced Grant. He is an Associate Member, Institut de droit international, the co-editor of the British Yearbook of International Law, and on the Editorial Board of the American Journal of International Law. In 2017 he was elected Member of the Israeli Academy of Sciences and Humanities. Personal profile


Carlos Espósito is Professor of Public International Law at the Autonomous University of Madrid. Carlos was Vice President of the European Society of International Law (2011- 2014). Former Counselor and Deputy Legal Advisor at the International Law Department of the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation (2001-2004). He has published extensively on general international law, including numerous articles in journals and reviews, and seven books as author or editor. He has blogged at, an international law blog in Spanish, since 2008. Carlos studied law at the University of Buenos Aires, and earned his doctorate from the Autonomous University of Madrid in 1995. Personal profile


André Nollkaemper is Dean and Professor of Public International Law at the Faculty of Law of the University of Amsterdam. He is also external Legal Advisor to the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands, Member of the Permanent Court of Arbitration and Member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences. Between 2014 and 2017 he was President of the European Society of International Law.  Personal profile



Anne van Aaken (Dr. iur. and MA Economics) is Professor for Law and Economics, Legal Theory, Public International Law and European Law at the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland, and has been a guest professor at several universities in the United States, Europe, Latin America, Africa and Asia. She was Vice-President of the European Association of Law and Economics and is Vice-President of the European Society of International Law. Personal profile



Editorial Board Members


Philip Alston is the John Norton Pomeroy Professor, School of Law, New York University.  His scholarship has focused primarily on international human rights law.  From 1996 to 2007 he was the Editor-in-Chief of the European Journal of International Law, and it was in that capacity that he convened the meeting in May 2001 that led to the launching of the European Society of International Law. Personal profile



Andrea Bianchi has been a Professor of International Law at the Graduate Institute in Geneva since 2002. His research interests range from international law theory to treaty interpretation, jurisdictional immunities and counterterrorism. He has recently authored “International Law Theories: An Inquiry Into Different Ways of Thinking” (OUP, 2016).  Personal profile



Laurence Boisson de Chazournes is Professor of International Law and International Organization at the University of Geneva. She has published widely in various areas covering, inter alia, international economic law, international environmental law and dispute settlement. She was President of ESIL between 2012 and 2014 and has been a member of its board. She is also a member of the editorial boards such as AJIL, EJIL, IOLR. Personal profile



Jutta Brunnée is Professor of Law and Metcalf Chair in Environmental Law at the University of Toronto. She is co-author of “International Climate Change Law” (OUP, 2017), and of “Legitimacy and Legality in International Law: An Interactional Account” (CUP, 2010). Professor Brunnée has authored numerous articles on topics of international environmental law and international law, and is co-editor of the “Oxford Handbook of International Environmental Law” (OUP, 2007).  She served on the Board of Editors of the American Journal of International Law (2006-16) and was elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada in 2013. In 2019, she will deliver a course at the Hague Academy of International Law. Personal profile



Monica García-Salmones Rovira is Adjunct Professor of International Law at the University of Helsinki and Research Fellow at the Erik Castrén Institute of International Law and Human Rights. Her research and teaching focus on international legal theory, history and philosophy of international law. Her publications include “The Project of Positivism in International Law”, winner of the ESIL Book Prize 2015.  Personal profile



Christine Gray was a graduate and undergraduate student and a Research Fellow at the University of Cambridge, then a University Lecturer at the University of Oxford. She returned to Cambridge in 1997 and became a Professor of International Law in 2006. She works on peaceful settlement of disputes and the use of force in international law. Her main works are Judicial Remedies in International Law (OUP) and International Law and the Use of Force (OUP, 4th ed forthcoming). Personal profile



Sarah Nouwen is a University Senior Lecturer in Law and Co-Deputy Director of the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law at the University of Cambridge, and a fellow of Pembroke College, Cambridge. She works on international criminal law and peacemaking, studying both the law and how the law plays out in concrete situations. Prior to assuming her lectureship, she worked for the African Union High-Level Implementation Panel for Sudan and the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs.  Personal profile



Georg Nolte is Professor of International Law at Humboldt University Berlin (since 2008). He is a Member of the International Law Commission (since 2007, Chair in 2017) and an Asso­ciate Member of the Institut de Droit International. His recent pub­lica­tions in­clu­de “Treaties and Subsequent Practice”, OUP 2013 (ed.), and “The Charter of the Uni­ted Nations: A Com­mentary”, OUP 2012, (co.-ed. with Bruno Simma, Daniel-Erasmus Khan and Andreas Paulus). From 2013-2017 he was President of the German Society of International Law. Personal profile




Nilufer Oral is a member of the law faculty at the Istanbul Bilgi University.  She is a member of the International Law Commission (2017-2021) and a Distinguished Senior Scholar with the Law of the Sea Institute at the University of California Berkeley.  She has lectured at the United Nations Regional Courses in International Law and the Rhodes Academy for the Law of the Sea. Dr. Oral served as Chair of the IUCN Academy on Environmental Law and is a member of the Steering Committee of IUCN World Commission on Environmental Law.  Dr. Oral is the Series editor for the International Straits of the World publications (Brill). She has numerous publications on the law of the sea and international law. Personal profile


Armin von Bogdandy is director at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law in Heidelberg and Professor in Frankfurt/Main. He has been President of the OECD Nuclear Energy Tribunal as well as a member of the German Science Council (Wissenschaftsrat) and the Scientific Committee of the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights. He is the recipient of the Leibniz Prize. Personal profile



Michael Waibel is a University Senior Lecturer and Co-Deputy Director of the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law and a Fellow of Jesus College at the University of Cambridge. He holds law degrees from the Universität Wien and Harvard Law School, and an economics degree from the LSE. His main research interests are public international law, international economic law with a focus on finance and the settlement of international disputes. Personal profile