Professor Akbar Rasulov
- Professor of 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 former 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 teaches on a variety of international law courses on the LLB and the LLM programmes.
His main research interests lie in the areas of international economic law and general international law, with a particular interest in law and development, history of international legal thought, economic coercion, and North-South tensions. Sometimes he also tries to moonlight as a legal theorist. When that happens, he usually tends to be drawn to discourse analysis, semiotics, and critical legal studies. 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%.
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%.
Research Students Under Supervision
- Fuhrmann, Rémi
Civil war in international humanitarian law : between inclusion and exclusion
- Mak, Ho Wang
Sovereign Debt Regulation: Towards a Unified International Law
- Piperides, Andreas
Countering Hegemony: A Marxist Approach to the Relationship Between International Humanitarian Law and International Human Rights Law
- Sutthent, Phakanadh
The Use of Science in the WTO Regime relating to Sanitary and Phytosanitary Regulations
- Ercümen, Ferhat - 'Use of Foreign Continental Shelf and Exclusive Economic Zone for Military Activities'
- McBain, GC - 'Peace Through Institutionalisation: The Forgotten Role of the League of Nations'
- Wahab, Norhayati Raihan Binti - 'Reviewing the Role of Investor-State Dispute Mechanism in Malaysia's International Investment Treaties'
- Wang, Xi - 'Legal Issues Related to State Responsibility Faced by State-owned Enterprises in the Investment Process of the Belt and Road Initiative'
Former PhD students of Professor Rasulov include:
- Belle, Alexandre - 'Public International Law and the protection of sovereign debt restructuration processes'