"The whole world shall be ruled by law": reflections on a century of international adjudication
The Research Group on International Law and Governance is, together with the Norwegian branch of the International Law Association, pleased to welcome Professor Christian J. Tams, Chair of International Law at The University of Glasgow, to offer his reflections on international adjudication.
Professor Tams is a generalist international lawyer, and his work reflects the breadth of the discipline, from investment protection to the law of the sea.
Prior to his position at Glasgow he has studied law at the universities of Kiel, Lyon III and Cambridge and he is also a qualified German lawyer. He has published 15 books (as author or editor) and approximately 120 articles, book chapters and notes on questions of international law, EU law and German constitutional law. He has acted in proceedings before the International Court of Justice, the Iran-US Claims Tribunal and arbitral tribunals.
Tams is a member of the German Court of Arbitration for Sport, the ILA Committee on the Use of Force and the ILA’s standing steering group, and the scientific advisory board of the European Journal of International Law. Over the past years, he has held visiting positions at universities in France, China, Germany and Austria. Tams is also an associate at Matrix Chambers, London.