Dr James Devaney
- Lecturer in Law (School of Law)
Dr James Devaney is Lecturer in Law, Director of the LLM in International Law, and LLM Assessment Officer. 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 most recently was 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 including State immunity, genocide, self-defence and the use of force, the law of the sea and State succession to treaties. 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 a member of the International Law Association Committee on the Procedure of International Courts and Tribunals, and is also a member of the Bar of the State of New York.
Public international law in general. In particular: international courts and tribunals, international dispute settlement, procedural issues, United Nations law, the use of force in international law, statehood and succession, international investment law.
Devaney, J. G. (2016) Fact-finding before the International Court of Justice. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 9781107142213
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
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
Tams, C.J. and Devaney, J. (2012) Applying necessity and proportionality to anti-terrorist self-defence. Israel Law Review, 45(1), pp. 91-106.
Royal Society of Edinburgh Small Research Grant, ‘Judging International Judges: A Comparative Examination of the Disqualification of Arbitrators in International Investment Law', 2017.
University of Glasgow Principal’s Early Career Mobility Scheme, Grant, University of Sydney, 2018.
DFG (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft), German Research Foundation Fellowship, KFG Berlin-Potsdam Research Group, ‘International Law – Rise or Decline?’, Humboldt University, Berlin, 2019.
Hoon Cho - 'Jurisdictional Evolution by the Courts and Tribunals under United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea'
Héloïse Guichardaz - ‘The UN’s responsibility in the Haiti cholera crisis and what its response tells us about the policy of handling similar scandals’
Phakanadh Sutthent - ‘Towards the Appropriate Use of Science in the WTO: The Case Study of Food Safety Regulation’
Chin-Chia Tien - 'Regulating IUU Fishing Through Flag States: Development of State Responsibility in the Context of the Law of the Sea'
Dr Devaney is convenor of Public International Law (Level One), International Courts and Tribunals (LLM) and International Investment Law (LLM).