Dr Akbar Rasulov
- Senior Lecturer in Public International Law (Law)
Akbar joined the Uzbek bar in 2003. He holds degrees from the University of World Economy and Diplomacy (Uzbekistan), the University of Essex, the University of Hull, and Harvard Law School. He is a member of the Executive Council of the Asian Society of International Law. He likes green tea and The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.
Akbar Rasulov teaches four options in public international law and international economic law on the LLB and the LLM programmes.
His main research interests lie in the area of international law (mainly international law and development, international legal history, and international public order). Sometimes he also tries to moonlight as a legal theorist for reasons he is not entirely sure he can identify. When that happens, he tends to become quite interested in discourse theory, semiotics, and all things post-structuralist. The rest of the time he just sticks to what he likes to believe is law and economics.
Rasulov, A. (2017) What is critique? Towards a sociology of disciplinary heterodoxy in contemporary international law. In: d'Aspremont, J., Gazzini, T., Nollkamper, A. and Werner, W. (eds.) International Law as a Profession. Cambridge University Press: Cambridge, pp. 189-221. ISBN 9781107140394
Rasulov, A. (2016) From Apology to Utopia and The Inner Life of International Law. Leiden Journal of International Law, 29(3), pp. 641-666. (doi:10.1017/S0922156516000248)
Rasulov, A. (2015) The horizontal mechanism initiative in the WTO: the proceduralist turn and its discontents. In: Herrmann, C., Krajewski, M. and Terhechte, J.P. (eds.) European Yearbook of International Economic Law 2015. Springer, pp. 61-86. ISBN 9783662467473
Dr Rasulov has received the following grants:
Grant issuing body: Institute for Global Law and Policy, Harvard Law School.
Grant type: collaborative research grant. Sum: £3000. Period: 2014- ongoing. Project title: “International Legal Structuralism”.
Percentage of ownership: 25%. Further details: www.harvardiglp.org/network-news/iglp-collaborative-research-grants/
This research initiative will re-examine on the works of international legal scholarship influenced by “structuralism” from the 1980s (David Kennedy’s International Legal Structures and Martti Koskenniemi’s From Apology to Utopia) forward. The group will meet in NYU in the fall of 2014 to explore the current application of legal structuralism in International legal scholarship, now a generation later. The group aims to produce an edited volume for publication.
Grant issuing body: Institute for Global Law and Policy, Harvard Law School. Grant type: collaborative research grant. Sum: 5,000 USD. Period: 2012 – ongoing. Project title: “Pursuing your Enemies in the South: International Law and the War against Crime and Terror”. Percentage of ownership: 20%. Further details: http://www.harvardiglp.org/network-news/iglp-collaborative-research-grants/
Grant issuing body: Institute for Global Law and Policy, Harvard Law School. Grant type: collaborative research grant. Sum: 5,000 USD. Period: 2012- ongoing. Project title: “Before and After Method: Histories and Sociologies of International Law”. Percentage of ownership: 25%. Further details:
Research Students Under Supervision
Alexandre Belle - 'Public International Law and the protection of sovereign debt restructuration processes'
Christopher M J Boyd - '(In)security and Superfluity: the Regulation of Work(ers) in the Contemporary Global Order'
Jeanne Gillet - 'The right to privacy in the digital era'
Jinyup Kim - 'Protection Regime Building for the rights of indigenous peoples and local communities in Southeast Asia to biogenetic resources and associated traditional knowledge'
GC McBain - 'Peace Through Institutionalisation: The Forgotten Role of the League of Nations'
Phakanadh Sutthent - ‘Towards the Appropriate Use of Science in the WTO: The Case Study of Food Safety Regulation’