Professor Gerry Simpson FBA
The history, theory and language of public international law with particular attention to war crimes trials, and the Cold War
- Fellow type
- UK Fellow
- Year elected
Gerry Simpson was appointed to a Chair in Public International Law at LSE in January, 2016. He previously taught at the University of Melbourne (2007-2015), the Australian National University (1995-1998) and LSE (2000-2007), and was an Open Society Fellow based in Tbilisi, Georgia. He is the author of Great Powers and Outlaw States (Cambridge, 2004) winner of the American Society of International Law’s Prize in 2005 and translated into several languages, and Law, War and Crime: War Crimes Trials and the Reinvention of International Law (Polity 2007). He has co-edited (with Kevin Jon Heller) Hidden Histories (Oxford, 2014), (with Raimond Gaita) Who’s Afraid of International Law? (Monash, 2017) and (with Matt Craven and Sundhya Pahuja) International Law and the Cold War (Cambridge, 2019). Gerry’s current research projects include an ARC-funded project on Cold War International Law (with Matt Craven, SOAS) and Sundhya Pahuja, (Melbourne), a counter-history of International Criminal Justice and a book about international law’s interior life titled The Sentimental Life of International Law.