James Crawford AC, FBA is a Judge of the International Court of Justice. Previously he was Whewell Professor of International Law at the University of Cambridge and a Professorial Fellow of Jesus College; he has also held chairs at Adelaide, Sydney and LaTrobe Universities in Australia and is Chang Jiang Distinguished Professor at Xi’an Jiaotong University, PRC.
He was responsible for the ILC’s work on the International Criminal Court (1994) and for the second reading of the ILC Articles on State Responsibility (2001). During his practicing career, he was involved as counsel, expert or arbitrator in some 100 cases before the International Court and other international tribunals.
Publications include The Creation of States in International Law (2nd edn, 2006); Brownlie’s Principles of Public International Law (8th edn, 2012); State Responsibility: The General Part (2013), and Chance, Order, Change: The Course of International Law (2014).