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Thomas D. Grant

The Edward Teller National Fellow

Thomas D. Grant was a National Fellow for the 2013-14 academic year.

He is a senior research fellow of Wolfson College and senior associate of the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law, University of Cambridge. His main teaching areas are public international law and investment arbitration. His research interests include the law of treaties, the law of the sea, international regulation of money laundering, and diplomatic history. He has acted as counsel or assistant counsel in a number of cases before the International Court of Justice and other international dispute settlement organs. He is one of the cofounders and general editors of the Journal of International Dispute Settlement. His published works include Admission of States to the United Nations (Nijhoff, 2009), Recognition of States (Greenwood, 1999), and articles in numerous academic journals. He is a contributing author of the Max-Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law. He received a BA, highest honors, from Harvard (1991), a JD from Yale (1994), and a PhD from Cambridge (2000).

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The Ukraine Crisis: An International Law Perspective

by Thomas D. Grantvia Chatham House
Friday, July 11, 2014

This is a summary of an event organized jointly by the International Law Programme and the Russia and Eurasia Programme at Chatham House to analyse the international law issues that have arisen throughout the current Ukraine crisis. This summary outlines the main strands of discussion and analysis from the meeting.

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Analysis and Commentary

Crimea after Cyprus v. Turkey: Just Satisfaction for Unlawful Annexation?

by Thomas D. Grantvia European Journal of International Law
Monday, May 19, 2014

On 13 March 2014 Ukraine lodged an inter-state application under Article 33 of the European Convention against the Russian Federation. Philip Leach has addressed in this forum the likely implications, suggesting that the occupation of Crimea will present a situation for the European Court similar to that in Ilaşcu v. Moldova and Russia.

Analysis and Commentary

Obama Uses Wrong Words on Ukraine

by Thomas D. Grantvia USA Today
Thursday, March 6, 2014

The president needs to stress territorial integrity, not self-determination.

Gibraltar on the Rocks

by Thomas D. Grantvia Policy Review
Sunday, December 1, 2002

The American stake in a sovereignty dispute