Crawford, James, 1948-2021

by Professor Martti Koskenniemi FBA and Professor Gerry Simpson FBA

30 Sep 2022
Number of pages
20 (pages 245-264)

James Crawford was, at various points in his career, the Whewell Professor of International Law at the University of Cambridge, Director of the Lauterpacht Centre in Cambridge, and holder of the Challis Chair in International Law at Sydney University. He was an immensely productive and influential scholar (his most important contributions are his books on state responsibility and the creation of states) and a prodigious and admired litigator. Latterly, he served as a Judge at the International Court of Justice from 2015 to 2021.

Posted to Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the British Academy, 20

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