Dr James Devaney

  • Senior Lecturer (School of Law)

telephone: 6041
email: James.Devaney@glasgow.ac.uk

Room 306, Stair Building, 5-10 The Square, Glasgow, G12 8QQ

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ORCID iDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-7226-6380

Biography

Dr James Devaney is Senior Lecturer in Law and Programme Convenor of the LLM in International Law. He has studied law at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy (PhD 2015, LLM 2012), the University of Glasgow (LLM (distinction) 2010) and the University of Strathclyde (LL.B (Hons) 2009). He has previously been a visiting scholar at the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law at the University of Cambridge, the University of Sydney, and been a fellow of the Berlin Potsdam Research Group “International Law – Rise or Decline?”

His research interests are varied and he has published on a range of areas of international law. His monograph, ‘Fact-Finding Before the International Court of Justice’, which focusses on the use of evidence before international courts and tribunals including the adjudicative bodies of the WTO and inter-State arbitration, was published by Cambridge University Press in 2016, and nominated for the Peter Birks Book Prize for Outstanding Legal Scholarship in 2017.

He is also a qualified lawyer, being a member of the Bar of the State of New York.

 

Research interests

Public international law in general. In particular: international courts and tribunals, international legal reasoning, international dispute settlement, statehood and succession, international investment law.

Publications

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Number of items: 36.

2024

Devaney, J. and Tams, C. (2024) Succession in respect of cession, unification and separation of States. In: Kulick, A. and Waibel, M. (eds.) General International Law in International Investment Law: A Commentary. Oxford University Press: Oxford, pp. 428-442. ISBN 9780192849922

2023

Devaney, J. G. (2023) Leaning from the steep slope: On coherence in response to Professor Jean d’Aspremont. Leiden Journal of International Law, (doi: 10.1017/S0922156523000511) (Early Online Publication)

Devaney, J. G. (2023) A coherence framework for fact-finding before the International Court of Justice. Leiden Journal of International Law, (doi: 10.1017/S0922156523000286) (Early Online Publication)

Devaney, J. G. (2023) The role of science and expert evidence in the ICJ’s Silala judgment: How Bolivia’s incoherent claims ran up against reality. Questions of International Law, 98, pp. 5-19.

Devaney, J. (2023) On the contribution of investment arbitration to issues of evidence and procedure before other international courts and tribunals. In: Tams, C. J., Schill, S. W. and Hofmann, R. (eds.) International Investment Law and General International Law: Radiating Effects? Series: Frankfurt investment and economic law series. Edward Elgar, pp. 343-367. ISBN 9781800884052 (doi: 10.4337/9781800884069.00020)

2022

Devaney, J. G. (2022) The role of precedent in the jurisprudence of the International Court of Justice: a constructive interpretation. Leiden Journal of International Law, 35(3), pp. 641-659. (doi: 10.1017/S092215652200022X)

Devaney, J. G. (2022) Introduction to the symposium on incidental jurisdiction. AJIL Unbound, 116, pp. 160-163. (doi: 10.1017/aju.2022.25)

Devaney, J. G. (2022) The law of state succession: regulating the aftermath. In: Vidmar, J., McGibbon, S. and Raible, L. (eds.) Research Handbook on Secession. Series: Research handbooks in international law series. Edward Elgar, pp. 33-347. ISBN 9781788971744 (hardback); 9781788971751 (eISSN) (doi: 10.4337/9781788971751.00033)

2021

Devaney, J. G. and Tams, C. J. (2021) In re Arbitration between the Italian Republic and the Republic of India concerning the “Enrica Lexie” incident. American Journal of International Law, 115(3), pp. 513-519. (doi: 10.1017/ajil.2021.25)

Devaney, J. G. (2021) Reapprasing the role of experts in recent cases before the International Court of Justice. German Yearbook of International Law, 62, pp. 337-370.

2020

Devaney, J. (2020) An independent panel for the scrutiny of investment arbitrators: an idea whose time has come? Law and Practice of International Courts and Tribunals, 18(3), pp. 369-388. (doi: 10.1163/15718034-12341409)

Zimmermann, A. and Devaney, J. (2020) International courts and tribunals, intervention in proceedings. In: Wolfrum, R. (ed.) Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law. Oxford University Press: New York. (In Press)

Zimmermann, A. and Devaney, J. (2020) State succession in matters other than treaties. In: Wolfrum, R. (ed.) Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law. Oxford University Press: New York. (In Press)

Zimmermann, A. and Devaney, J. (2020) State succession in treaties. In: Wolfrum, R. (ed.) Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law. Oxford University Press: New York. (In Press)

2019

Devaney, J. G. (2019) Selecting Investment Arbitrators: Reconciling Party Autonomy and the International Rule of Law. Working Paper. KFG International Law, Berlin.

Devaney, J. (2019) Evidence (ICJ). In: Max Planck Encylopedia of International Procedural Law. Oxford University Press.

Tams, C. and Devaney, J. (2019) Commentaries to articles 49 and 50. In: Zimmerman, A. and Tams, C. J. (eds.) The Statute of the International Court of Justice: A Commentary. Series: Oxford commentaries on international law. Oxford University Press: Oxford. ISBN 9780198814894

2018

Devaney, J. G. (2018) Katharina Diel-Gligor, Towards Consistency in International Investment Jurisprudence: A Preliminary Ruling System for ICSID Arbitration. European Journal of International Law, 29(4), pp. 1447-1452. (doi: 10.1093/ejil/chy078)[Book Review]

2017

Geiß, R. and Devaney, J. (2017) Zealots, victims and captives: maintaining adequate protection of human shields in contemporary international humanitarian law. In: Dinstein, Y. and Lahav, J. (eds.) Israel Yearbook of Human Rights. Series: Israel Yearbook on Human Rights, 47. Brill, pp. 11-33. ISBN 9789004341944 (doi: 10.1163/9789004341951_003)

Devaney, J. (2017) International Courts and Tribunals and Factually Complex Cases: Reaching for the Impossible? Sixth Annual Junior Faculty Forum for International Law, Nottingham, UK, 8-10 May 2017. (Unpublished)

Tams, C. J. and Devaney, J. (2017) Commentary to article 263. In: Proelss, A. (ed.) United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea: a commentary. Beck/Hart/Nomos. ISBN 9783406603242

Tams, C. J. and Devaney, J. (2017) Commentary to article 304. In: Proelss, A. (ed.) United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea: a commentary. Beck/Hart/Nomos. ISBN 9783406603242

2016

Devaney, J. G. (2016) Fact-finding before the International Court of Justice. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 9781107142213 (doi: 10.1017/CBO9781316498972)

2015

Devaney, J. (2015) Evidentiary fairness and experts in international tribunals. In: Sarvarian, A., Fontanelli, F., Baker, R. and Tzevelekos, V. (eds.) Procedural Fairness in International Courts. British Institute of International and Comparative Law: London, pp. 189-204. ISBN 9781905221608

Devaney, J.G. (2015) International Law for Commons Goods, Lenzerini, F. & Vrdoljak, A.F. Italian Yearbook of International Law, 24(1), pp. 591-597. (doi: 10.1163/22116133-90000099)[Book Review]

Tams, C.J. and Devaney, J.G. (2015) Jus ad bellum: crossing borders to wage war against individuals. In: Barela, S.J. (ed.) Legitimacy and Drones. Series: Emerging technologies, ethics and international affairs. Ashbate: Surrey. ISBN 9781472446879

2014

Devaney, J. G. (2014) Morten Bergsmo (ed.). Quality Control in Fact-Finding. European Journal of International Law, 25(1), pp. 355-359. (doi: 10.1093/ejil/chu008)[Book Review]

Tams, C.J. and Devaney, J. (2014) Article 263 - responsibility and liability (IV). In: Proelß, A. (ed.) United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea. Brill: Leiden, pp. 632-642. ISBN 9789004249639 (doi: 10.1163/ej.LAOS_9780792307648_632-642)

Tams, C.J. and Devaney, J. (2014) Article 304 - responsibility and liability for damage (V). In: Proelß, A. (ed.) United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea. Brill: Leiden, pp. 163-164. ISBN 9789004249639 (doi: 10.1163/ej.LAOS_9789024737192_163-164)

Zimmermann, A. and Devaney, J.G. (2014) Succession to treaties and the inherent limits of international law. In: Tams, C.J. (ed.) Research Handbook on the Law of Treaties’. Series: Research handbooks in international law. Cheltenham. ISBN 9780857934772

2013

Devaney, J. (2013) Article 28 - Signature. In: O'Keefe, R., Tams, C. J. and Tzanakopoulos, A. (eds.) The United Nations Convention on Jurisdictional Immunities of States and Their Property: A Commentary. Series: Oxford commentaries on international law. Oxford University Press: Oxford, pp. 395-398. ISBN 9780199601837

Devaney, J. (2013) Article 29 - Ratification, acceptance, approval or accession. In: O'Keefe, R., Tams, C. J. and Tzanakopoulos, A. (eds.) The United Nations Convention on Jurisdictional Immunities of States and Their Property: A Commentary. Series: Oxford commentaries on international law. Oxford University Press: Oxford, pp. 399-405. ISBN 9780199601837

Devaney, J. G. (2013) Killing Two Birds with One Stone: Can Increased use of Article 34(2) of the ICJ Statute Improve the Legitimacy of UN Commissions of Inquiry & the Court’s Fact-Finding Procedure? Working Paper. Sant’Anna Legal Studies.

Devaney, J. G. (2013) Part VI: final clauses, Article 28. In: O'Keefe, R., Tams, C. and Tzanakopoulos, A. (eds.) The United Nations Convention on Jurisdictional Immunities of States and Their Property: A Commentary. Series: Oxford Commentaries on International Law. Oxford University Press: Oxford, pp. 395-398. ISBN 9780199601837

Devaney, J. G. (2013) Part VI: final clauses, Article 29. In: O'Keefe, R., Tams, C. and Tzanakopoulos, A. (eds.) The United Nations Convention on Jurisdictional Immunities of States and Their Property: A Commentary. Series: Oxford Commentaries on International Law. Oxford University Press: Oxford, pp. 399-405. ISBN 9780199601837

2012

Tams, C.J. and Devaney, J. (2012) Applying necessity and proportionality to anti-terrorist self-defence. Israel Law Review, 45(1), pp. 91-106.

This list was generated on Sat Jun 15 05:15:18 2024 BST.
Number of items: 36.

Articles

Devaney, J. G. (2023) Leaning from the steep slope: On coherence in response to Professor Jean d’Aspremont. Leiden Journal of International Law, (doi: 10.1017/S0922156523000511) (Early Online Publication)

Devaney, J. G. (2023) A coherence framework for fact-finding before the International Court of Justice. Leiden Journal of International Law, (doi: 10.1017/S0922156523000286) (Early Online Publication)

Devaney, J. G. (2023) The role of science and expert evidence in the ICJ’s Silala judgment: How Bolivia’s incoherent claims ran up against reality. Questions of International Law, 98, pp. 5-19.

Devaney, J. G. (2022) The role of precedent in the jurisprudence of the International Court of Justice: a constructive interpretation. Leiden Journal of International Law, 35(3), pp. 641-659. (doi: 10.1017/S092215652200022X)

Devaney, J. G. (2022) Introduction to the symposium on incidental jurisdiction. AJIL Unbound, 116, pp. 160-163. (doi: 10.1017/aju.2022.25)

Devaney, J. G. and Tams, C. J. (2021) In re Arbitration between the Italian Republic and the Republic of India concerning the “Enrica Lexie” incident. American Journal of International Law, 115(3), pp. 513-519. (doi: 10.1017/ajil.2021.25)

Devaney, J. G. (2021) Reapprasing the role of experts in recent cases before the International Court of Justice. German Yearbook of International Law, 62, pp. 337-370.

Devaney, J. (2020) An independent panel for the scrutiny of investment arbitrators: an idea whose time has come? Law and Practice of International Courts and Tribunals, 18(3), pp. 369-388. (doi: 10.1163/15718034-12341409)

Tams, C.J. and Devaney, J. (2012) Applying necessity and proportionality to anti-terrorist self-defence. Israel Law Review, 45(1), pp. 91-106.

Books

Devaney, J. G. (2016) Fact-finding before the International Court of Justice. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 9781107142213 (doi: 10.1017/CBO9781316498972)

Book Sections

Devaney, J. and Tams, C. (2024) Succession in respect of cession, unification and separation of States. In: Kulick, A. and Waibel, M. (eds.) General International Law in International Investment Law: A Commentary. Oxford University Press: Oxford, pp. 428-442. ISBN 9780192849922

Devaney, J. (2023) On the contribution of investment arbitration to issues of evidence and procedure before other international courts and tribunals. In: Tams, C. J., Schill, S. W. and Hofmann, R. (eds.) International Investment Law and General International Law: Radiating Effects? Series: Frankfurt investment and economic law series. Edward Elgar, pp. 343-367. ISBN 9781800884052 (doi: 10.4337/9781800884069.00020)

Devaney, J. G. (2022) The law of state succession: regulating the aftermath. In: Vidmar, J., McGibbon, S. and Raible, L. (eds.) Research Handbook on Secession. Series: Research handbooks in international law series. Edward Elgar, pp. 33-347. ISBN 9781788971744 (hardback); 9781788971751 (eISSN) (doi: 10.4337/9781788971751.00033)

Zimmermann, A. and Devaney, J. (2020) International courts and tribunals, intervention in proceedings. In: Wolfrum, R. (ed.) Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law. Oxford University Press: New York. (In Press)

Zimmermann, A. and Devaney, J. (2020) State succession in matters other than treaties. In: Wolfrum, R. (ed.) Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law. Oxford University Press: New York. (In Press)

Zimmermann, A. and Devaney, J. (2020) State succession in treaties. In: Wolfrum, R. (ed.) Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law. Oxford University Press: New York. (In Press)

Devaney, J. (2019) Evidence (ICJ). In: Max Planck Encylopedia of International Procedural Law. Oxford University Press.

Tams, C. and Devaney, J. (2019) Commentaries to articles 49 and 50. In: Zimmerman, A. and Tams, C. J. (eds.) The Statute of the International Court of Justice: A Commentary. Series: Oxford commentaries on international law. Oxford University Press: Oxford. ISBN 9780198814894

Geiß, R. and Devaney, J. (2017) Zealots, victims and captives: maintaining adequate protection of human shields in contemporary international humanitarian law. In: Dinstein, Y. and Lahav, J. (eds.) Israel Yearbook of Human Rights. Series: Israel Yearbook on Human Rights, 47. Brill, pp. 11-33. ISBN 9789004341944 (doi: 10.1163/9789004341951_003)

Tams, C. J. and Devaney, J. (2017) Commentary to article 263. In: Proelss, A. (ed.) United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea: a commentary. Beck/Hart/Nomos. ISBN 9783406603242

Tams, C. J. and Devaney, J. (2017) Commentary to article 304. In: Proelss, A. (ed.) United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea: a commentary. Beck/Hart/Nomos. ISBN 9783406603242

Devaney, J. (2015) Evidentiary fairness and experts in international tribunals. In: Sarvarian, A., Fontanelli, F., Baker, R. and Tzevelekos, V. (eds.) Procedural Fairness in International Courts. British Institute of International and Comparative Law: London, pp. 189-204. ISBN 9781905221608

Tams, C.J. and Devaney, J.G. (2015) Jus ad bellum: crossing borders to wage war against individuals. In: Barela, S.J. (ed.) Legitimacy and Drones. Series: Emerging technologies, ethics and international affairs. Ashbate: Surrey. ISBN 9781472446879

Tams, C.J. and Devaney, J. (2014) Article 263 - responsibility and liability (IV). In: Proelß, A. (ed.) United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea. Brill: Leiden, pp. 632-642. ISBN 9789004249639 (doi: 10.1163/ej.LAOS_9780792307648_632-642)

Tams, C.J. and Devaney, J. (2014) Article 304 - responsibility and liability for damage (V). In: Proelß, A. (ed.) United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea. Brill: Leiden, pp. 163-164. ISBN 9789004249639 (doi: 10.1163/ej.LAOS_9789024737192_163-164)

Zimmermann, A. and Devaney, J.G. (2014) Succession to treaties and the inherent limits of international law. In: Tams, C.J. (ed.) Research Handbook on the Law of Treaties’. Series: Research handbooks in international law. Cheltenham. ISBN 9780857934772

Devaney, J. (2013) Article 28 - Signature. In: O'Keefe, R., Tams, C. J. and Tzanakopoulos, A. (eds.) The United Nations Convention on Jurisdictional Immunities of States and Their Property: A Commentary. Series: Oxford commentaries on international law. Oxford University Press: Oxford, pp. 395-398. ISBN 9780199601837

Devaney, J. (2013) Article 29 - Ratification, acceptance, approval or accession. In: O'Keefe, R., Tams, C. J. and Tzanakopoulos, A. (eds.) The United Nations Convention on Jurisdictional Immunities of States and Their Property: A Commentary. Series: Oxford commentaries on international law. Oxford University Press: Oxford, pp. 399-405. ISBN 9780199601837

Devaney, J. G. (2013) Part VI: final clauses, Article 28. In: O'Keefe, R., Tams, C. and Tzanakopoulos, A. (eds.) The United Nations Convention on Jurisdictional Immunities of States and Their Property: A Commentary. Series: Oxford Commentaries on International Law. Oxford University Press: Oxford, pp. 395-398. ISBN 9780199601837

Devaney, J. G. (2013) Part VI: final clauses, Article 29. In: O'Keefe, R., Tams, C. and Tzanakopoulos, A. (eds.) The United Nations Convention on Jurisdictional Immunities of States and Their Property: A Commentary. Series: Oxford Commentaries on International Law. Oxford University Press: Oxford, pp. 399-405. ISBN 9780199601837

Book Reviews

Devaney, J. G. (2018) Katharina Diel-Gligor, Towards Consistency in International Investment Jurisprudence: A Preliminary Ruling System for ICSID Arbitration. European Journal of International Law, 29(4), pp. 1447-1452. (doi: 10.1093/ejil/chy078)[Book Review]

Devaney, J.G. (2015) International Law for Commons Goods, Lenzerini, F. & Vrdoljak, A.F. Italian Yearbook of International Law, 24(1), pp. 591-597. (doi: 10.1163/22116133-90000099)[Book Review]

Devaney, J. G. (2014) Morten Bergsmo (ed.). Quality Control in Fact-Finding. European Journal of International Law, 25(1), pp. 355-359. (doi: 10.1093/ejil/chu008)[Book Review]

Research Reports or Papers

Devaney, J. G. (2019) Selecting Investment Arbitrators: Reconciling Party Autonomy and the International Rule of Law. Working Paper. KFG International Law, Berlin.

Devaney, J. G. (2013) Killing Two Birds with One Stone: Can Increased use of Article 34(2) of the ICJ Statute Improve the Legitimacy of UN Commissions of Inquiry & the Court’s Fact-Finding Procedure? Working Paper. Sant’Anna Legal Studies.

Conference or Workshop Item

Devaney, J. (2017) International Courts and Tribunals and Factually Complex Cases: Reaching for the Impossible? Sixth Annual Junior Faculty Forum for International Law, Nottingham, UK, 8-10 May 2017. (Unpublished)

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Grants

‘Royal Society of Edinburgh, Research Fellowship, ’The Law of State Succession: Imagining a More Useful Future for International Law’, (2022).

DFG (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft), German Research Foundation Fellowship, KFG Berlin-Potsdam Research Group, ‘International Law – Rise or Decline?’, Humboldt University, Berlin, 2019.

University of Glasgow Principal’s Early Career Mobility Scheme, Grant, University of Sydney, 2018.

Royal Society of Edinburgh Small Research Grant, ‘Judging International Judges: A Comparative Examination of the Disqualification of Arbitrators in International Investment Law', 2017.

 

 

Supervision

Current PhD students

  • Guichardaz, Héloïse  - ‘The UN’s responsibility in the Haiti cholera crisis and what its response tells us about the policy of handling similar scandals’
  • Stühlinger, Susi - 'Causation in Climate Change Litigation.'
  • Guichardaz, Héloïse
    Protection in the name of efficiency: can the immunities of international organizations continue to be justified by functional necessity?
Past PhD students

Tien, Chin-Chia - 'Regulating IUU Fishing Through Flag States: Development of State Responsibility in the Law of the Sea'.

Teaching

Course convenor: International Courts and Tribunals (LLM) and International Investment Law (LLM).