Christian J. Tams
Chair, International Law, University of Glasgow
Christian J. Tams is Professor of International Law at the University of Glasgow, where he directs the Glasgow Centre for International Law and Security (GCILS). He studied and worked in Germany before coming to Scotland in 2008.
He is an expert on questions of in international law and has e.g. published on the legal rules governing recourse to military force, on the role of international courts, and on investment protection. In addition to his academic work, Christian regularly advises States, individuals and companies in disputes before international courts. He sits on the Board of the European Society of International Law and of the editorial board of the European Journal of International Law.
He is a long-suffering supporter of a once-mighty football club, the Hamburger Sport-Verein.
Press, Clips, Interviews
Schill, S. W., Tams, C. J. and Hofmann, R. (2018) Oceans and space: new frontiers in investment protection? Journal of World Investment and Trade, 19(5-6), pp. 765-774. (doi: 10.1163/22119000-12340119)
Tams, C. J. (2016) State succession to investment treaties: mapping the issues. ICSID Review: Foreign Investment Law Journal, 31(2), pp. 314-343. (doi: 10.1093/icsidreview/siw006)
Kress, C. and Tams, C. J. (2014) Wider die normative Kraft des Faktischen: Die Krim-Krise aus völkerrechtlicher Sicht. Internationale Politik(3), pp. 16-19.
Tams, C. J. (2014) Procedural aspects of investor-state dispute settlement: the emergence of a European approach? Journal of World Investment and Trade, 15(3-4), pp. 585-611. (doi: 10.1163/22119000-01504012)
Tams, C. J. , Berster, L. and Schiffbauer, B. (2014) Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide. Beck: München. ISBN 978406603174
Tams, C.J. (2010) Enforcing Obligations Erga Omnes in International Law. Revised edition. Series: Cambridge studies in international and comparative law (44). Cambridge University Press: Cambridge. ISBN 9780521128896
Behring, J., Braun, T.R., Lorz, R.A., Tams, C. , Schill, S. and Tietje, C. (2009) General Public International Law and International Investment Law: A Research Sketch on Selected Issues. Beiträge zum Transnationalen Wirtschaftsrecht. International Law Association German Branch – Sub-Committee on Investment Law, Halle, 2009: Halle.
Tams, C.J. (2006) An Appealing Option?: The Debate about an ICSID Appellate Structure. Series: Beiträge zum transnationalen Wirtschaftsrecht (57). Inst. für Wirtschaftsrecht: Halle, Germany. ISBN 9783860108437