Jean D'Aspremont


  • Chair in Public International Law, Law
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Research and Areas of Expertise

His areas of research include most major subjects of general Public International Law and, in particular, questions pertaining to Statehood, Sources of International Law, State Responsibility, the Law of International Organizations, International Dispute Settlement, the Law of Armed Conflicts, International Humanitarian Law, and International Legal Theory. 

Monographs and edited volumes:

- Formalism and the Sources of International Law. A Theory of the Ascertainment of Legal Rules (Oxford University Press, 2011) (re-issued as paperback in 2013) (Monograph)

- Epistemic Forces in International Law (Edward Elgar, 2015) (Monograph)

- The Oxford Handbook on the Sources of International Law (Oxford University Press, forthcoming 2017) (co-edited with Samantha Besson) 

- Fundamental Concepts for International Law (Edward Elgar, forthcoming 2017) (co-edited with Sahib Singh) 

- International Law as a Profession (Cambridge University Press, forthcoming 2016) (co-edited with André Nollkaemper, Wouter Werner, and Tarcisio Gazzini)

- International Legal Positivism in a Post-Modern World (Cambridge University Press, 2014) (co-edited with Jörg Kammerhofer) 

- L'Etat non démocratique en droit international. Etude critique du droit international positif et de la pratique contemporaine (Pedone, 2008) (Monograph)

- Droit international humanitaire (Pedone, 2013) (Monograph co-authored with Jérôme de Hemptinne)

- Participants in the International Legal System: Multiple Perspectives on Non-State Actors in International Law (Routledge, 2011) (edited volume)

Articles and book chapters:

Besides these books and edited volumes he has published more than 90 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters, including publications in top-tier journals like the European Journal of International Law, the American Journal of International Law, the British Yearbook of International Law, and the International and Comparative Law Quarterly. Please visite SSRN Author Page for open access publications:



Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Areas of expertise

  • K Law (General)
  • KZ Law of Nations


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