DPhil (Oxf), LLM (NYU) LLM LLB (Athens)

Antonios is Associate Professor of Public International Law at the Faculty of Law and Fellow in Law at St Anne's College. He has taught as a visitor at the Universities of Paris (Paris X – Nanterre), Angers, London (King's College), Athens (National and Kapodistrian), Bern (World Trade Institute), Jerusalem (Hebrew University), at the Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) in Herzliya, and at the China University of Political Science and Law in Beijing. He was previously lecturer in international law at University College London and at the University of Glasgow. Antonios has also delivered a special course at the Xiamen Academy of International Law in 2017 and has been invited by the Curatorium of The Hague Academy of International Law to serve as Director of Studies in 2021. 

Antonios studied law in Athens, New York, and Oxford, during which time he also worked as a Researcher for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Greece in Athens and New York and for the UN Office in Geneva, and as a Graduate Teaching Assistant for the Faculty of Law at Oxford. 

Antonios is a general international lawyer and has published in a number of areas reflecting his varied research interests. His books include Disobeying the Security Council (OUP 2011, re-issued in paperback with a new introduction 2013); The Settlement of International Disputes (Hart 2012, co-edited with CJ Tams); The UN Convention on Jurisdictional Immunities of States and their Property (OUP 2013, edited by R O'Keefe and CJ Tams, ass't ed) and the Research Handbook on the Law of Treaties (Elgar 2014, co-edited with CJ Tams and A Zimmermann, and re-issued in paperback 2016). He has also published in the fields of the law of the sea, international investment law, and others. 

Antonios advises states, international organizations, and other actors on matters of public international law from Three Stone Chambers in Lincoln's Inn. He has acted as counsel, advisor, or assistant to counsel, and has provided expert opinions in a number of cases before international and domestic courts and tribunals, including the International Court of Justice, EU courts, the European Court of Human Rights, ad hoc and ICSID arbitral tribunals, and the courts of England and Wales. He has also provided training in international law to domestic judges, as well as diplomats, military officers, and other government officials. Between 2017 and 2020 he served as a member of the Scientific Council of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Greece. 

Antonios is the Secretary-General of the International Law Association and the Joint Secretary of its British Branch; and member of the editorial board of Oxford Reports on International Law in Domestic Courts. He served as the Co-Rapporteur of the ILA Study Group on Principles of Engagement of Domestic Courts with International Law (2011-2016), and was contributing editor of EJIL: Talk! (the blog of the European Journal of International Law) 2014-2016

Some of his public lectures can be found online; video-lectures for the United Nations Audiovisual Library of International Law, the Hellenic Society of International Law (in Greek), and the Université Grenoble II (in French) are available here (UN / EN), here (GR), and here (FR). You can follow Antonios on Twitter. 


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  • A Tzanakopoulos, 'Les sanctions extraterritoriales : Les réactions des États affectés' in Société française pour le droit international (ed), Extraterritorialités et droit international – Colloque d’Angers (Pedone 2020) (forthcoming)
    French abstract: Cette étude très brève examinera les réactions des Etats « affectés » par les sanctions extraterritoriales. Plus précisément, elle examinera les réactions des Etats « directement ciblés » par les sanctions extraterritoriales, et non les Etats tiers affectés. Je discuterai du fait que les sanctions (viz., les contre-mesures) extraterritoriales ne sont utilisées que comme une alternative aux sanctions collectives, notamment les sanctions que le Conseil de sécurité a le pouvoir d’imposer au titre du chapitre VII de la Charte des Nations Unies, et plus précisément au titre de l’article 41. J’analyserai, d'après, la légalité des sanctions extraterritoriales. Enfin, j’examinerai brièvement les possibilités pour l’Etat ciblé de réagir aux sanctions illicites, qui ne sont, en réalité, rien d’autre que les possibilités offertes à tout Etat lésé par un fait internationalement illicite. English abstract: This brief paper, based on a presentation at the Annual Meeting of the French Society of International Law in 2019, discusses the reactions of states that have been directly targeted by extra-territorial sanctions to such sanctions. It explains that unilateral extraterritorial sanctions are essentially used as an alternative to collective sanctions, esp. those imposed by the Security Council under Article 41 of the UN Charter. The legality of such unilateral extraterritorial sanctions is assessed, and the possibilities of reaction by directly targeted states is discussed. These are but the possibilities that exist for every state that is injured by an internationally wrongful act.
  • C Musto and A Tzanakopoulos, 'The International Court of Justice and "Progressive Causes"' in A Skordas (ed), Research Handbook on the International Court of Justice (Edward Elgar 2020) (forthcoming)
    In this chapter we consider whether the International Court of Justice (‘ICJ’ or ‘the Court’) has developed its judicial policy so as to embrace ‘progressive causes’. We investigate how the Court responds when faced with proceedings involving divisive issues of interest to the international community as a whole and how such causes reach the Court. We assess whether the Court’s handling of proceedings involving such causes has evolved over time and whether the Court should be viewed as a ‘progressive’ or a ‘conservative’ institution (and whether such categorisation is helpful).
  • A Tzanakopoulos, 'We Who Are Not as Others: Sanctions and (Global) Security Governance' in R Geiß and N Melzer (eds), The Oxford Handbook on the International Law of Global Security (Oxford University Press 2020) (forthcoming)
    This paper deals with sanctions as a (global) security governance tool. It discusses the terms of the debate—the meaning of sanctions and (global) security and then traces the historical trajectory in the use of collective and unilateral sanctions in the service of security. The argument is that global security is nothing but national security projected unto the international plane. When a hegemonic concept of security, that is to say, of the existential threats ‘we’ need to protect against is imposed and accepted, and for as long as it is accepted, collective sanctions rule supreme, and can be particularly effective (but also destructive). When there is fragmentation and antagonism as to what the threats are, when there is no hegemonic national security accepted as synonymous to international security, there is a return to unilateral sanctions and a concomitant side-lining of collective security mechanisms.
  • S von Schorlemer and A Tzanakopoulos, 'Article 46' in A Zimmermann and CJ Tams (eds), The Statute of the International Court of Justice: A Commentary (Oxford University Press 2019)
    Commentary to Article 46 of the Statute of the International Court of Justice
  • S von Schorlemer and A Tzanakopoulos, 'Article 47' in A Zimmermann and CJ Tams (eds), The Statute of the International Court of Justice: A Commentary (Oxford University Press 2019)
    Commentary to Article 47 of the Statute of the International Court of Justice
  • E Methymaki and A Tzanakopoulos, 'Freedom With Their Exception: Jurisdiction and Immunity as Rule and Exception' in F Paddeu and L Bartels (eds), Exceptions and Defences in International Law (Oxford University Press 2019)
    The relationship between the rules on state jurisdiction and sovereign immunity, as well as the rules of sovereign immunity between themselves, has been the subject of long-standing debate among international lawyers, as well as international and domestic courts. Although the starting point of any discussion is the jurisdiction of the territorial state, it is also accepted that domestic courts are barred from exercising such jurisdiction over acts of another sovereign. This latter rule has its own exceptions, namely that a foreign state is not entitled to immunity for acts performed in a commercial capacity and certain other limited circumstances. What are the consequences of such a rule-exception-exception to the exception relationship, and do they affect the waiver of immunity, the burden of proof, or the interpretation of these norms? This chapter argues that the relationship between jurisdiction and immunity as rule and exception has, in the final analysis, no particular normative weight in their application and interpretation by courts and other law-applying actors.
  • M Apostolaki and A Tzanakopoulos, 'Greece' in FM Palombino (ed), Duelling for Supremacy: International Law vs National Fundamental Principles (Cambridge University Press 2019)
    After decades of avoiding meaningful engagement with international law, Greek courts engaged more seriously in the years of the crises. Under conditions of ‘normality’, cases ‘at the edge’ are few, and domestic courts may be unwilling in such circumstances to openly contest international law. This chapter demonstrates how Greek courts opted for avoidance in cases they thought that international law somehow left something to be desired when pitted against the Greek Constitution. They avoided international law by mechanistically invoking the Constitution’s normative supremacy even when they did not need to do so. This is undoubtedly resistance, but only formally principled resistance – and certainly not ‘reasonable’ resistance. But when international law is employed by both regulators and challengers as a sword and a shield on matters of high political and legal importance, resistance is no longer cheap, and can no longer be unprincipled. The stakes are too high, but so are the possibilities to influence the content and development of international law. In those circumstances, Greek courts seemed far more comfortable to forget about resisting and fall into line. Resistance here would be costly, not less so in terms of the quality of argument to be put forward. Resistance is not always futile. Sometimes, even if potentially futile, it is direly needed. Unprincipled resistance is always futile, however, and definitely not useful in preparing one for proper contestation when the circumstances call for it.
    ISBN: 978-1108475266
  • A Tzanakopoulos, 'La Russie et le Conseil de sécurité : les trois époques de la pratique' (2019) 123 Revue générale de droit international public 91
    This paper discusses the three different epochs of Soviet/Russian practice in the Security Council. After recounting the 'switch' from the Soviet Union to the Russian Federation as a permanent member of the Security Council, the paper traces the three epochs it identifies: from the Soviet era of the deadlock during the Cold War, to the era of Russian retreat during the New World Order and US hegemony, to the current paradoxical era of Russian re-engagement, where Russia invokes Western arguments against the West.
    ISBN: 0373-6156
  • A Tzanakopoulos, 'State Responsibility for “Targeted Sanctions”' (2019) 113 American Journal of International Law Unbound 135
    DOI: 10.1017/aju.2019.22
    This short paper discusses legal issues arising out of the imposition of unilateral targeted sanctions, that is sanctions imposed autonomously by states against natural and legal persons. After clarifying the relevant terminology, the essay delves into the legality of the practice of such targeted sanctions, and concludes that the most legally difficult aspect of these measures is their purported extraterritoriality.
  • A Tzanakopoulos, 'The Secretary-General's Trust Fund to Assist States in the Settlement of Disputes through the International Court of Justice' in H Ruiz-Fabri (ed), Max Planck Encyclopedia of International Procedural Law (Oxford University Press 2019)
    The Secretary-General’s Trust Fund to Assist States in the Settlement of Disputes through the International Court of Justice was established in 1989 and inspired the creation of similar funds to financially assist states in the resolution of their disputes within the context of the Permanent Court of Arbitration and the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea. In this entry for the Encyclopedia of International Procedural Law, I review the structure and operation, and the practice of the ICJ Trust Fund, comparing it occasionally to the other funds inspired by it, and offering a brief evaluation of the endeavour.
  • A Tzanakopoulos, 'Here Comes the Name Again: Treaty Making at the Epicentre of the Greek Debate over the Agreement with the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia' (2018) EJIL: Talk!
    A short comment on issues of treaty making, authority to sign international treaties, and the legal effects of signature when treaties require also ratification, against the background of the Prespa Agreement between Greece and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia with respect to the latter state's name.
  • A Tzanakopoulos and A Ventouratou, 'Nicaragua in the International Court of Justice and the Law of Treaties' in E Sobenes Obregon and B Samson (eds), Nicaragua before the International Court of Justice: Impacts on International Law (Springer 2018)
    This essay assesses the impact of the 'Nicaraguan' cases, ie cases in which Nicaragua has been involved before the International Court of Justice, on the law of treaties. It focuses on two main aspects: the first is the relationship between various principles and (or) maxims of interpretation and the customary rules of interpretation reflected in Articles 31-32 of the Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties. The second is the relationship between treaty and customary law, considered against the background of the quintessential Nicaraguan case, the Military and Paramilitary Activities in and against Nicaragua.
    ISBN: 978-3-319-62962-9
  • D Franchini and A Tzanakopoulos, 'The Kosovo Crisis (1999)' in O Corten and T Ruys (eds), International Law and the Use of Force: A Case-based Approach (Oxford University Press 2018)
    This contribution discusses in some detail the forcible intervention by NATO against Serbia in 1999 in response to the situation in Kosovo. It sets out the facts and background of the crisis, along with the legal positions of the main protagonists and the reactions of the international community. It then proceeds to survey the debates surrounding the legality of the intervention and to assess the soundness of the legal justifications put forward by states and authors. Finally, it discusses the precedential value of the intervention, especially in view of claims of existence or emergence of a rule or principle of international law permitting forcible unilateral use of force in response to humanitarian crises. The contribution concludes that the NATO intervention has significant precedential value, despite the claims of even some of the states that took part in it that it should not become a precedent. But its precedential value is precisely that of confirming the unlawfulness of forcible unilateral humanitarian intervention.
    ISBN: 9780198784364
  • D Akande and A Tzanakopoulos, 'Treaty Law and ICC Jurisdiction Over the Crime of Aggression' (2018) 29 European Journal of International Law 939
    This article examines the question of who will be subject to ICC jurisdiction with respect to the crime of aggression. One of the most contentious questions in the negotiations regarding the crime of aggression was whether the Court would have jurisdiction over nationals of a state that does not ratify the aggression amendments, but which is alleged to have committed an act of aggression on the territory of a state has accepted the aggression amendments. The question is examined here against the background of the rules in the law of treaties regarding amendments and treaty interpretation. The article considers the legal effect that the resolution of the ICC Assembly of States Parties (ASP), adopted in New York in December 2017 and activating ICC jurisdiction over aggression, will have in determining this jurisdictional question. A resolution of an international conference adopted by consensus can, in principle, be regarded as subsequent practice or a subsequent agreement of the parties to the Rome Statute that establishes the authentic interpretation of the Statute within the meaning of the Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties. It is argued however that this particular resolution does not, in itself, provide the definitive answer as to the correct interpretation of the Rome Statute. Despite being adopted by consensus, and despite being highly relevant for the interpretation of the Rome Statute and Kampala Amendments, this resolution does not necessarily amount to a subsequent agreement or subsequent practice that the Court is legally bound to follow. Nevertheless, it is further argued that the position adopted in New York with regard to the jurisdiction of the Court over nationals of states parties that do not ratify the aggression amendments is the correct legal position and the one that the Court, including the Office of the Prosecutor, ought to adopt. The answer to the question over whom the Court will have jurisdiction with respect to aggression is to be found in Rome rather than in Kampala. We argue that the key to addressing this issue is to understand how the amendment provisions of the Rome Statute work in conjunction with basic principles of the law of treaties.
    ISBN: 0938-5428
  • E Methymaki and A Tzanakopoulos, 'Another Brick in the Wall -- Reflexivity of the Sources and the Enforcement of International Law: Domestic Courts as Sources and Enforcers' in S Besson and J d'Aspremont (eds), The Oxford Handbook on the Sources of International Law (Oxford University Press 2017)
    What is the role of domestic courts in the ideal continuum commencing from sources (where the law begins its life) and ultimately ending at the enforcement of the law in a specific case? Where, if anywhere, do they fit in this continuum? Put differently, are domestic court decisions a cause (source) or an effect (enforcement) of international law? What we argue in this essay is that enforcement of international law is reflexive, rather than reactive. Reflexitvity is defined as a circular relationship between cause and effect, and there is indeed such a circular relationship—a ‘feedback loop’—between the sources of international law and its enforcement: neither of the two can be finally identified as the ultimate cause or the ultimate effect. There is thus no real continuum, with domestic courts occupying this or that position on it. Rather, domestic court decisions are both part of the cause (sources) and of the effect (enforcement) of international law. The enforcement of a rule of law in a specific case constitutes, in accordance with the sources doctrine, yet another brick in the wall of that same ever-changing rule. And given the increasingly important position that domestic courts are assuming in the enforcement of international law, they become ever more important agents of development of that law, reinforcing their position in the doctrine of sources.
    ISBN: 9780198745365
  • E Methymaki and A Tzanakopoulos, 'Masters of Puppets? Reassertion of Control Through Joint Investment Treaty Interpretation' in A Kulick (ed), Reassertion of Control Over the Investment Treaty Regime (Cambridge University Press 2017)
    The explosion of international investment arbitration under international investment agreements has caused significant backlash, with states parties to such agreements now seeking to reassert control over their agreements in the face of tribunals occasionally running amok. This paper considers the options for states parties to reassert control over their treaties by putting forward joint binding interpretations of relevant provisions. It posits the states parties as the masters of their treaties, reviews the relevant law and arbitral practice, and responds to common objections to joint binding interpretation.
  • A Tzanakopoulos, 'Resolving Disputes over the South China Sea under the Compulsory Dispute Settlement System of the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea' (2017) 14 Soochow Law Journal 119
    This paper discusses the potential of engaging the compulsory dispute settlement system of the 1982 UN Convention on the Law of the Sea in order to resolve disputes over the South China Sea. It does so both in general, but also specifically against the background of the Jurisdiction and Admissibility Award of an Annex VII Arbitral Tribunal in the arbitration initiated by the Philippines against the People's Republic of China. The paper discusses in particular the trend in seeking to shoehorn disputes into existing compromissory clauses in order to establish the jurisdiction of a court of tribunal, as well particular issues of jurisdiction and admissibility that may (and do) arise in South China Sea disputes being brought under Part XV of the UN Convention.
    ISBN: 1816-983X
  • D Akande and A Tzanakopoulos, 'The Crime of Aggression in the ICC and State Responsibility' (2017) 58 Harvard International Law Journal Online 33
    This is a short piece which discusses the implications of the ICC exercising jurisdiction over the crime of aggression for the responsibility of states.
    ISBN: 0017-8063
  • N Panagis and A Tzanakopoulos, 'The North Sea Continental Shelf Cases: Landmark or High Watermark?' in E Bjorge and C Miles (eds), Landmark Cases in Public International Law (Hart Publishing 2017)
    This contribution discusses the judgment of the International Court of Justice in the North Sea Continental Shelf cases between Denmark and the Netherlands on the one hand, and Germany on the other. After setting out the background to the dispute and the judgment of the Court, it focuses on the Court's discussion of the sources of international law and their relationship, as well as on the definition and the rules for the delimitation of the continental shelf. It concludes that the cases are indeed a landmark as to the former set of issues, but much less so as to the latter. It was rather the high watermark of geomorphological approaches to the continental shelf and of equitable principles for its delimitation, but the law has now moved on despite habitual incantations of the catchy expressions used by the Court with respect to the continental shelf.
    ISBN: 9781849467889
  • A Tzanakopoulos, 'UK Sanctions Regimes' in W Blair, R Brent and T Grant (eds), Banks and Financial Crime - The International Law of Tainted Money (Oxford University Press 2017)
    ISBN: 9780198716587
  • A Tzanakopoulos, 'Domestic Judicial Lawmaking' in CM Brölmann and Y Radi (eds), Research Handbook on the Theory and Practice of International Lawmaking (Edward Elgar 2016)
    This contribution to the Research Handbook on the Theory and Practice of International Law-Making discusses the law-making potential of domestic courts. Given the seemingly strict 'dualist' approach of international law to domestic law and domestic court decisions ('merely facts'), the paper demonstrates the modest international law-developing function of domestic courts: it first details their methods in engaging international law, and then discusses the impact of such engagement. It concludes that domestic courts may, in terms of content, fine-tune rules of international law rather than set grand principles. In terms of process, this is done by 'suggesting' the fine-tuning, rather than in any way single-handedly developing international law.
  • A Tzanakopoulos, 'Judicial Dialogue as a Means of Interpretation' in HP Aust and G Nolte (eds), The Interpretation of International Law by Domestic Courts: Uniformity, Diversity, Convergence (Oxford University Press 2016)
    This chapter discusses whether judicial dialogue on international law between domestic courts may be conceptualised as a new means of interpretation--beyond the Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties. After defining 'dialogue' and presenting its various potential iterations, the chapter argues that in fact judicial dialogue between domestic courts is required under international law, including the Vienna Convention. This is because domestic court decisions on international law may constitute subsequent practice which is to be taken into consideration when interpreting a treaty, in accordance with Article 31(3)(b) VCLT. But domestic court decisions may also constitute practice and/or reflect opinio juris, which domestic courts must find in order to determine the existence and content of customary international law. As such, domestic courts must engage with the relevant decisions on international law by domestic courts in other jurisdictions. They must engage in judicial dialogue as a means for interpreting international law.
  • A Tzanakopoulos, 'The Influence of English Courts on the Development of International Law' in R McCorquodale and J-P Gauci (eds), Contemporary Perspectives on British Influences on International Law (Martinus Nijhoff Publishers 2016)
    This contribution does not aim to quantify the influence of English courts on the development of international law, but rather to highlight their contribution in that development by focusing on important decisions on the law of immunity and on UN Law and the law of international organisations, and by referring to further notable decisions in other areas of international law. This is done against the background of an understanding of domestic courts as 'agents' of international law development through instigation, reaction, and approval, which is also explained in the paper.
  • D Akande and A Tzanakopoulos, 'The International Court of Justice and the Concept of Aggression' in C Kress and S Barriga (eds), The Crime of Aggression: A Commentary (Cambridge University Press 2016)
    This paper reviews the contribution of the International Court of Justice in defining the concept of aggression against the background of the Kampala Amendments to the 1998 Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court. It argues that the ICJ, while not contributing directly to the elaboration of the concept of aggression, has indeed influenced the internal gradation of the concept of aggression through drawing an implicit parallel with the concept of armed attack. The paper then completes this picture by introducing a three-step parallel gradation of concepts: use of force-armed attack-serious breach of jus cogens and use of force-act of aggression-war and/or crime of aggression; and by discussing their potential relationship and interaction.
    ISBN: 9781107015265
  • D Akande and A Tzanakopoulos, 'Corbyn, Trident, and the Letter of Last Resort: Legality of Use of Nuclear Weapons' (2015) EJIL: Talk!
    A brief discussion of the legality of the potential instruction to Royal Navy submarines to use nuclear weapons contained in the so-called 'Letter of Last Resort', against the background of the Labour Party Leader's statement that he would not use nuclear weapons under any circumstances.
  • A Tzanakopoulos, 'Les réactions des États aux sanctions illégales' in P Berthelot and E Hatem (eds), Les sanctions internationales : entre légalité et réalité (L'Harmattan 2015)
    L'objectif de cette contribution est d'examiner brièvement la réaction des États face aux sanctions illégales. Deux questions se posent à ce sujet : primo, les sanctions internationales, unilatérales ou collectives, émanant des Nations Unies, peuvent-elles être illégales? secundo, quels sont les recours des États ciblés par des sanctions illégales, et celui des États tiers tenus d’appliquer ces sanctions?
    ISBN: 978-2-343-05590-9
  • A Tzanakopoulos, 'Préambule' in R Kolb (ed), Commentaire sur le Pacte de la Société des Nations (Bruylant 2015)
    ISBN: 9782802747710
  • A Tzanakopoulos, 'Sanctions Imposed Unilaterally by the European Union: Implications for the European Union's International Responsibility' in AZ Marossi and MR Bassett (eds), Economic Sanctions under International Law (TMC Asser Press/Springer 2015)
    DOI: 10.1007/978-94-6265-051-0_8
    This chapter deals with the responsibility of the EU under international law for unilateral sanctions.’ Like States, international organizations may also adopt unilateral sanctions against States or other international organizations. The EU has been particularly active in this respect. After some terminological clarifications regarding sanctions and countermeasures, the chapter examines EU practice in imposing unilateral sanctions on third States and sets out the conditions for legal resort to such sanctions. The chapter then proceeds to discuss the potential engagement of the international responsibility of the EU for the imposition of sanctions. If such measures are attributable to the EU, and they are in breach of the EU’s international obligations, then they must be justified as countermeasures. Otherwise the EU’s international responsibility will be engaged. The chapter then examines the mechanisms for implementing that international responsibility on the part of the States that have been unlawfully targeted by EU sanctions.
    ISBN: 978-94-6265-051-0
  • A Tzanakopoulos, 'Sharing Responsibility for UN Targeted Sanctions' (2015) 12 International Organisations Law Review 427
    DOI: 10.1163/15723747-01202008
    International organisations often lack operational capacity, but may command significant normative power over states. By contrast, states have organs with significant operational capacity. Adoption of sanctions by the UN Security Council under Chapter VII of the UN Charter would remain a dead letter without enlisting the capacity of states to implement these measures on the ground. The UN and its member states thus both contribute to a single harmful outcome. International responsibility for this is shared in practice, as demonstrated by recent developments in domestic and regional international courts: states are held responsible by domestic or regional international courts, and are forced to disobey the Security Council in order to comply with their human rights obligations. In turn, the states put pressure on the Security Council to reform the offending regime, forcing the UN to comply with its own international obligations.
    ISBN: 1572-3739
  • D Akande and A Tzanakopoulos, 'The International Court of Justice and the Concept of Aggression: Lessons for the ICC?' (2015) EJIL: Talk!
    The relationship between the concept of the 'crime of aggression' and of 'act of aggression' under the ICC Statute and under general international law respectively remains unclear. This post discusses the concept(s) of aggression against the background of the jurisprudence of the ICJ.
  • A Tzanakopoulos, 'The Right to Be Free from Economic Coercion' (2015) 4 Cambridge Journal of International and Comparative Law 616
    DOI: 10.7574/cjicl.04.03.616
    This paper seeks to determine if there is a fundamental right of States to be free from economic coercion, against the background of international law permitting economic coercion as a means for its own implementation. After defining coercion and other cognate terms, it surveys the limits to (economic) countermeasures and (economic) sanctions, and determines that any 'sphere of economic freedom' of States is essentially a relative concept, without an irreducible core. Public International Law does not currently establish a fundamental right to be free from economic coercion--though one should probably be established.
    ISBN: 2050-1706
  • A Tzanakopoulos, 'L'intervention du Conseil de sécurité dans les conflits internes' in C Bannelier and C Pison (eds), Le recours à la force autorisé par le Conseil de sécurité: droit et responsabilité (Pedone 2014)
    This brief paper, based on a conference presentation, discusses the legal limits to the powers of the Security Council to intervene in 'domestic conflicts'. Most importantly, it focus on the control of these limits by the UN member States. It concludes the UN members may control the decisions of the Council to intervene in domestic conflicts it considers to constitute 'threats to the peace' in a decentralised manner.
    ISBN: 978-2-233-00706-3
  • A Tzanakopoulos, 'National Treatment and MFN in the (Invisible) EU Model BIT' (2014) 15 Journal of World Investment & Trade 484
    DOI: 10.1163/22119000-01504007
    This article discusses the potential provisions on national treatment and MFN to be included in a future EU Model BIT against the background of the leaked draft text of the Canada-EU Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) investment chapter. It concludes that the EU treaty practice seems to be closer to investment protection models influenced by NAFTA, such as those prevalent in the Canada and US Model BITs, and that a future EU Model BIT along these lines will depart significantly from the investment treaty practice of EU Member States.
    ISBN: 1660-7112
  • S-I Lekkas and A Tzanakopoulos, 'Pacta sunt servanda versus Flexibility in the Suspension and Termination of Treaties' in CJ Tams, A Tzanakopoulos and A Zimmermann (eds), Research Handbook on the Law of Treaties (Edward Elgar 2014)
    DOI: 10.4337/9780857934789.00020
    This paper explores the presumptive tension between the pacta sunt servanda rule (the rule that commitments ought to be honoured) and the possibility for unilateral or consensual suspension or termination of treaties. It argues that the pacta sunt servanda rule seems able to accommodate the various methods of suspension or termination: under the general international law of treaties, termination or suspension is not actually unilateral; only the invocation of relevant grounds is. Further, both grounds for suspension or termination, as well as defences under the law of responsibility (which achieve results similar to suspension) are narrow and thus hard to invoke successfully. Finally, the law allows states to devise their own exit clauses in treaties. This leads to very broad exit clauses allowing for unilateral termination or withdrawal. This however being part of the pactum, it does not formally put pressure on the pacta sunt servanda rule.
    ISBN: 978 0 85793 477 2
  • F Baetens, M Milanovic and A Tzanakopoulos, 'Présentation' (2014) A Pellet, Le droit international entre souveraineté et communauté, Pedone 3
    ISBN: 978-2-233-00711-7
  • CJ Tams, A Tzanakopoulos and A Zimmermann (eds), Research Handbook on the Law of Treaties (Edward Elgar 2014)
    DOI: 10.4337/9780857934789
    The Research Handbook on the Law of Treaties is a collection of essays on fundamental issues in international treaty law. The Research Handbook´s main objective is to identify key challenges facing the modern law of treaties and to assess future directions that the law will take. The main themes of the Handbook revolve around the spatial, personal and temporal dimensions of treaties, the tensions that arise due to the need for flexibility in treaty relations, the interaction between treaty regimes and the potential ruptures, as well as the expansion of treaty law to international organisations, corporations and individuals. Each chapter includes an 'agenda for research', highlighting areas where future work may prove fruitful.
    ISBN: 9780857934772
  • A Tzanakopoulos, 'Strengthening Security Council Accountability for Sanctions: The Role of International Responsibility' (2014) 19 Journal of Conflict and Security Law 409
    DOI: 10.1093/jcsl/kru017
    The UN Security Council wields immense power under Article 41 of the Charter, a power that it has not shied away from employing regularly over the past two and a half decades. As the use of the sanctioning power of the Security Council increased, so did the calls for holding the exercise of that power to account. This article argues that legal accountability, that is, international responsibility is the form of accountability best suited for controlling the sanctioning power of the Security Coun-cil. It demonstrates how the UN can be held responsible by the UN Membership for Security Council excesses in the exercise of its powers, and argues that the ancillary obligation of transparency operationalises decentralised control of the Council by the UN Member States. It concludes that decentralised legal accountability, though risky, is effective and has even induced the Security Council to establish or improve internal mechanisms enhancing accountability for sanctions.
    ISBN: 1467-7954
  • A Tzanakopoulos, 'The Solange Argument as a Justification for Disobeying the Security Council in the Kadi Judgments' in M Avbelj, F Fontanelli and G Martinico (eds), Kadi on Trial: A Multifaceted Analysis of the Kadi Judgment (Routledge 2014)
    The Kadi judgments of the courts of the EU have received enormous scholarly attention and have had significant practical impact. And reasonably so: they are landmark decisions, with numerous implications for several crucial issues, from the relationship between different legal orders to the primacy of Security Council decisions, from the required level of protection of fundamental human rights in the application of coercive measures against individuals to the competence of the EU, and so forth. This brief study focuses on one particular aspect of the Kadi decisions: their employment of the Solange argument as a justification for disobeying the Security Council by not implementing its binding decisions.
    ISBN: 978-0-415-64031-2
  • CJ Tams and A Tzanakopoulos, 'Use of Force' in J d'Apremont, J Kammerhofer (ed), International Legal Positivism in a Postmodern World (Cambridge University Press 2014)
    The paper assesses the legal regime governing recourse to force from the perspective of 'contemporary positivism'. It provides a basic introduction to positivist international law and its critique and charts how positivism, faced with decades of anti-positivist critique, has adjusted itself. More specifically, it analyses how in response to criticism, positivism has embraced a more 'liberal' approach to the identification of sources. Applying these findings to the specific problem of military force, the paper outlines the main challenges facing a positivist understanding of the jus ad bellum. These are (i) the loss of predictability of the legal rules (''anything goes"), which is a consequence of the liberalisation of sources; and (ii) the attraction, even among positivist scholars, to invoke "quasi-legal" arguments based on legitimacy, morals or political necessity.
    ISBN: 9781107019263
  • A Tzanakopoulos, 'Transparency in the UN Security Council' in A Bianchi, A Peters (ed), Transparency in International Law (Cambridge University Press 2013)
    DOI: 10.1017/CBO9781139108843.021
    This paper discusses transparency in the working method of the United Nations Security Council. It describes the institutional design of the organ and the evolution of Security Council powers, and seeks to identify whether there is an obligation for the Council to act in a transparent manner in the exercise of its powers. The paper argues that transparency is an 'ancillary' obligation incumbent on the Council, to allow for decentralised control over the exercise of its powers by Member States of the UN. Transparency having no independent normative charge, we do not how much of it is good -- this is determined by a pattern of protest and reaction between the Security Council and the Member States called upon to implement its decisions.
    ISBN: 978-1107021389
  • A Tzanakopoulos, 'Deutscher Blick auf die UN-Charta' (2013) 61 Vereinte Nationen 234 [Review]
    Buchbesprechung der 3. Auflage des UN-Charta Kommentars von Simma et al.
    ISBN: 0042-384X
  • A Tzanakopoulos and CJ Tams, 'Domestic Courts as Agents of Development of International Law' (2013) 26 Leiden Journal of International Law 531
    DOI: 10.1017/S0922156513000228
    The introductory paper to a symposium issue of the Leiden Journal of International Law, edited by the authors, dealing with the function of domestic courts as agents for the development of international law. The paper 'sets the scene' for the contributions to the symposium, which seek to trace the impact of domestic courts in the development of canonical areas of international law, such as jurisdiction, immunity, state responsibility, the law of international organisations/human rights, and the law of armed conflict/conduct of hostilities. It discusses the formal quality and actual influence of domestic court decisions on the development of international law, and introduces the concept of 'agents' of international law development. This is the analytical perspective that the contributions to the symposium adopt.
    ISBN: 0922-1565
  • A Tzanakopoulos, Falling Short: UN Security Council Delisting Procedural Reforms Before European Courts (Sanctions & Security Research Program 2013)
    A Report prepared for the KROC Institute's Sanctions and Security Research Program, assessing reforms to the 1267/1989 sanctions regime of the Security Council against the standards required by European Courts, including the Court of Justice of the European Union and the European Court of Human Rights.
  • A Tzanakopoulos, 'L'invocation de la théorie des contre-mesures en tant que justification de la désobéissance au Conseil de sécurité' (2013) 46 Revue belge de droit international 78
    This paper discusses (in French) whether countermeasures can be invoked as a justification for disobeying binding decisions of the Security Council under Chapter VII of the UN Charter. The first part establishes how the Security Council may engage the international responsibility of the UN and who should be allowed to determine that such engagement has in fact taken place. The second part argues that disobedience of illegal sanctions adopted by the Council may be justified under international law as a countermeasure in response to the Council's (the UN's) internationally wrongful act.
    ISBN: 0035-0788
  • A Tzanakopoulos, 'Sharing Responsibility for UN Targeted Sanctions' (2013) SHARES Blog
    This blog entry is based on a talk delivered at the University of Amsterdam in the framework of the SHARES (shared responsibility) project. It discusses how responsibility is shared between the UN and member-States for the adoption and implementation of UN sanctions under Chapter VII of the Charter.
  • A Tzanakopoulos, 'The Countermeasure of Disobedience: Implementing the Responsibility of International Organisations' in M Ragazzi (ed), The Responsibility of International Organisations: Essays in Memory of Sir Ian Brownlie (Martinus Nijhoff Publishers 2013)
    DOI: 10.1163/9789004256088_031
    This short study in memory of Sir Ian Brownlie QC discusses the countermeasure of disobedience as a means of implementation of the responsibility of international organisations. Focusing on Security Council sanctions under Chapter VII of the Charter, it argues that actions of the Security Council may be illegal and thus engage the responsibility of the UN. It then argues that disobedience of such sanctions on the part of States may qualify as a countermeasure against the Organisation. This legal characterisation of disobedience has significant advantages over the 'invalidity theory' in that it subjects decentralised reaction to a specific legal framework.
    ISBN: 9789004256071
  • AV Lowe and A Tzanakopoulos, 'The Development of the Law of the Sea by the International Court of Justice' in J Sloan and CJ Tams (eds), The Development of International Law by the International Court of Justice (Oxford University Press 2013)
    This paper surveys and evaluates the contribution of the International Court of Justice to the development of the (public international) law of the sea. It does so by comparing the Court's contribution as against other 'competing' agents of development of international law, ie other adjudicators, codifiers, regulators, and lawmakers. It concludes that the impact of the Court on the law of the sea has not been great, and is now diminishing. However, it argues that the more important contribution of the Court lies less in its influence on the development of the law, and more in its authority in consolidating it.
    ISBN: 978-0-19-965321-8
  • A Tzanakopoulos, 'The Permanent Court of International Justice and the “International Community”' in M Fitzmaurice, CJ Tams (ed), Legacies of the Permanent Court of International Justice (Martinus Nijhoff Publishers 2013)
    DOI: 10.1163/9789004244948_015
    The purpose of this brief study is to gauge what the Permanent Court of Internation-al Justice might have had to say about the nebulous concept of the ‘international community’, as the Court administering the law of that community, but also developing it, thereby contributing to the stabilization and further integration of that community. This is done by ‘reverse-engineering’ the jurisprudence of the PCIJ, seeking to canvass how the Court understood the concept of the 'international community' and how it would have wanted it to evolve. The study surveys the Court’s case law for what are commonly accepted as the ‘hallmarks’ of an (international) community, or at least those commonly associated with the idea: the make-up of the community; the concept of obligations and action in the ‘general’ interest; and the existence of institutions providing protection of the community interest.
    ISBN: 9789004244931
  • D Sarooshi and A Tzanakopoulos, 'United Kingdom' in A Reinisch (ed), The Privileges and Immunities of International Organizations in Domestic Courts (Oxford University Press 2013)
    DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199679409.003.0016
    This paper surveys and analyses the case law of United Kingdom courts on questions of personality and immunity of international organizations, as well as on the question of liability of members for the acts of the organization, focusing in particular on the various cases surrounding the collapse of the International Tin Council in the 1980s.
    ISBN: 978-0-19-967940-9
  • A Tzanakopoulos, 'Collective Security and Human Rights' in E de Wet, J Vidmar (ed), Hierarchy in International Law - The Place of Human Rights (Oxford University Press 2012)
    DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199647071.003.0003
    When the Security Council imposes binding obligations through decisions adopted under Chapter VII of the UN Charter it may impact on internationally protected human rights and the corresponding obligations of UN member states to respect these rights. Member states are then faced with potentially conflicting obligations. This contribution surveys the respective position of Security Council measures and human rights obligations in the (emergent) normative hierarchy of international law. It defines normative conflict and discusses state practice in order to establish whether Article 103 of the UN Charter is a conflict or a hierarchy rule and whether human rights obligations are subordinate to Security Council measures.
    ISBN: 978-0-19-964707-1
  • A Tzanakopoulos, 'Judicial Dialogue in Multi-level Governance: the Impact of the Solange Argument' in OK Fauchald, A Nollkaemper (ed), The Practice of International and National Courts and the (De-) Fragmentation of International Law (Hart Publishing 2012)
    States increasingly 'contract out' their governmental authority in favour of international organizations. As a result, remedies available under domestic law to individuals and legal entities may no longer be available, leaving them without redress. (Domestic) courts have devised a method to react to such diminution of their jurisdiction, which at the same time comprises a message for various addressees and engages a dialogue on multiple levels. This method is shaped by the spirit and thrust of the argument the German Constitutional Court put forward in its Solange jurisprudence, and has the potential of fostering a harmonization of domestic and international law, as well as that of establishing a rudimentary normative hierarchy at the international level.
    ISBN: 9781849462471
  • A Tzanakopoulos, 'Domestic Courts as the “Natural Judge” of International Law: A Change in Physiognomy' in JR Crawford, S Nouwen (ed), Select Proceedings of the European Society of International Law (Hart Publishing 2012)
    This paper examines whether domestic courts can be cast as the ‘natural judges’ of international law. ‘Natural judge’ is meant here in the sense of the ‘immediate,’ ‘ordinary’ judge of international law, who can only be removed through a centrally instituted judge. Given the lack of a centrally organized international judicial system, the suggestion that domestic courts are the ‘ordinary judges’ of international law has significant repercussions on the physiognomy of the international legal system. Despite the fact that in some of the decisions the reasoning of the courts is based solely on domestic law, the domestic law relied on - typically fundamental rights - is of universal radiance, as evidenced by almost universally ratified treaties and customary international law. Domestic courts are then in fact applying law based on internationally agreed standards as the immediate judges, offering effective remedies for the violation of rights influenced or shaped by, or interpreted under, international law. This trend can signify the move to a more effective application of international law, one taking place in court, even if a domestic court, rather than by a decision of the executive to invoke responsibility of another actor, or bring an international claim.
    ISBN: 9781849462020
  • AV Lowe and A Tzanakopoulos, 'Economic Warfare' in R Wolfrum (ed), Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law (Oxford University Press 2012)
    This entry discusses economic measures which aim at reducing or destroying the enemy's war-fighting capability during armed conflict ('traditional' economic warfare) as well as peacetime measures which closely resemble traditional economic warfare, such as embargoes and collective economic sanctions.
    ISBN: 978-0-19-929168-7
  • AV Lowe and A Tzanakopoulos, 'Humanitarian Intervention' in R Wolfrum (ed), Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law (Oxford University Press 2012)
    This entry discusses 'humanitarian intervention' as an autonomous justification for the use of force in international law.
    ISBN: 978-0-19-929168-7
  • AV Lowe and A Tzanakopoulos, 'Minquiers and Ecrehos Case' in R Wolfrum (ed), Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law (Oxford University Press 2012)
    ISBN: 978-0-19-929168-7
  • A Tzanakopoulos, Preliminary Report [of the ILA Study Group on Principles on the Engagement of Domestic Courts with International Law] (Report of the Seventy-Fifth Conference of the International Law Association 2012)
    This is the Preliminary Report of the Study Group on Principles on Engagement of Domestic Courts with International Law. It sets out the Study Group's underlying considerations and seeks to distill a set of principles which guide domestic court engagement with international law. It will be used by the Study Group as guidance for the completion of a number of national and thematic studies, which will then feed into the Study Group's final report.
    ISBN: 0074-6738
  • AV Lowe and A Tzanakopoulos, 'Ships, Visit and Search' in R Wolfrum (ed), Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law (Oxford University Press 2012)
    This entry surveys the right of visit and search of foreign merchant ships on the high seas under the traditional law of war, in the context of collective security, and during peacetime.
    ISBN: 978-0-19-929168-7
  • AV Lowe and A Tzanakopoulos, 'The Abyei Arbitration' in (ed), The Abyei Arbitration (The Government of Sudan / The Sudan People's Liberation Movement/Army): Final Award of 2009 (Permanent Court of Arbitration 2012)
    An introduction to, and commentary of, the main findings of the Tribunal in the Abyei Arbitration between the Government of Sudan and the Sudan People's Liberation Movement/Army (Award of 22 July 2009), along with a brief consideration of the Award's (and the dispute's) aftermath.
    ISBN: 978-94-91021-02-2
  • CJ Tams and A Tzanakopoulos (eds), The Settlement of International Disputes - Basic Documents (Hart Publishing 2012)
    This collection of documents brings together a large number of primary sources on the peaceful settlement of disputes in a usable and affordable format. The documents included reflect the diverse techniques of international dispute settlement, as recognised in Articles 2(3) and 33 of the UN Charter, such as negotiation, mediation, arbitration and adjudication. The book comprises the most relevant multilateral treaties establishing dispute settlement regimes, as well as examples of special agreements, compromissory clauses, optional clause declarations and relevant resolutions of international organisations. It covers both diplomatic and adjudicative methods of dispute settlement and follows a basic division between general dispute settlement mechanisms, and sectoral regimes in fields such as human rights, WTO law, investment, law of the sea, environmental law and arms control. The book is the first widely-available collection of key documents on dispute settlement. It is aimed at teachers, students and practitioners of international law and related disciplines.
    ISBN: 9781849463034
  • A Tzanakopoulos, 'Domestic Courts in International Law: the International Judicial Function of National Courts' (2011) 34 Loyola of Los Angeles International & Comparative Law Review 133
    As the title suggests, this paper does not deal with 'international law in domestic courts' but rather with 'domestic courts in international law'. It seeks to ascertain whether domestic courts are assigned an international judicial function by international law, and whether and to what extent they are in fact assuming and exercising that function. The paper attempts to define the concept of an ‘international judicial function’ and argues that, because of the peculiar ‘directionality’ of a great many international obligations (which require implementation within the domestic jurisdiction), domestic courts are the first port of call and the last line of defense for the interpretation and application of international law. However, as organs of States, courts may engage the international responsibility of the State if their conduct results in the breach of an international obligation. This is why the exercise of the international judicial function of domestic courts is supervised by States, either through the submission of disputes to international courts, or, more usually, through decentralized reactions.
    ISBN: 1533-5860
  • A Tzanakopoulos, Disobeying the Security Council - Countermeasures against Wrongful Sanctions (Oxford University Press 2011)
    DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199600762.001.0001
    This book examines how the United Nations Security Council, in exercising its power to impose binding non-forcible measures ('sanctions') under Article 41 of the UN Charter, may violate international law. The Council may overstep limits on its power imposed by the UN Charter itself and by general international law, including human rights guarentees. Such acts may engage the international responsibility of the United Nations, the organization of which the Security Council is an organ. Disobeying the Security Council discusses how and by whom the responsibility of the UN for unlawful Security Council sanctions can be determined; in other words, how the UN can be held to account for Security Council excesses.
    ISBN: 978-0-19-960076-2
  • A Tzanakopoulos, 'Article 67—Convention of 1969' in O Corten, P Klein (ed), The Vienna Conventions on the Law of Treaties: A Commentary (Oxford University Press 2011)
    Commentary to Article 67 of the 1969 VCLT.
    ISBN: 978-0-19-954664-0
  • A Tzanakopoulos, 'Article 68—Convention of 1969' in O Corten, P Klein (ed), The Vienna Conventions on the Law of Treaties: A Commentary (Oxford University Press 2011)
    Commentary to Article 68 of the 1969 VCLT.
    ISBN: 978-0-19-954664-0
  • A Tzanakopoulos, 'Denunciation of the ICSID Convention under the General International Law of Treaties' in R Hofmann, CJ Tams (ed), International Investment Law and General International Law - From Clinical Isolation to Systemic Integration? (Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft 2011)
    Following recent denunciations of (withdrawals from) the ICSID Convention by Bolivia and Ecuador and the spate of academic commentary that followed, this paper considers denunciation from the ICSID Convention under the general international law of treaties. It is argued that self-contained interpretation of the provisions on denunciation of the ICSID Convention do not yield any compelling results, leaving contrary positions plausible. The general international law of treaties offers the decisive argument with respect to the effects of denunciation of the Convention, and helps determine whether ICSID jurisdiction can be established after the date of effective withdrawal from the Convention.
    ISBN: 978-3-8329-6729-1
  • CJ Tams and A Tzanakopoulos, 'IGH: Gutachten zur Unabhängigkeit Kosovos' (2011) 59 Vereinte Nationen 80 [Case Note]
    ISBN: 0042-384X
  • A Tzanakopoulos, 'Domestic Court Reactions to UN Security Council Sanctions' in A Reinisch (ed), Challenging Acts of International Organizations before National Courts (Oxford University Press 2010)
    DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199595297.003.0003
    This paper attempts to trace, analyze, and justify, the reactions of domestic courts when these are faced with a challenge to domestic measures implementing Security Council sanctions regimes, in particular the regime under SCRs 1267 (1999) seq. It discusses the method in which domestic courts engage with the measures before them, as well as the standard of review they apply, and the usual outcomes of the challenge, ie abstention, low-intensity review, interpretation or annulment of the domestic measure. Interpretation and annulment of the domestic measure in particular may force the State in breach of its international obligations under the relevant SCRs and Article 25 of the UN Charter. The final section attempts to legal qualify and justify this potential breach.
    ISBN: 978-0-19-959529-7
  • CJ Tams and A Tzanakopoulos, 'Barcelona Traction at 40: The ICJ as an Agent of Legal Development' (2010) 23 Leiden Journal of International Law 781
    DOI: 10.1017/S0922156510000361
    The article revisits the Barcelona Traction judgment of the International Court of Justice, rendered forty years ago. It evaluates the lasting influence of the Court's pronouncements on the nationality of corporations and on obligations erga omnes, and uses the case to illustrate the Court's role as an influential agent of legal development. In this respect, it identifies a number of factors that can help to explain under which circumstances judicial pronouncements are likely to shape the law.
    ISBN: 0922-1565
  • A Tzanakopoulos, 'United Nations Sanctions in Domestic Courts: From Interpretation to Defiance in Abdelrazik v Canada' (2010) 8 Journal of International Criminal Justice 249
    DOI: 10.1093/jicj/mqq006
    Domestic courts are increasingly being seized by persons subjected to or affected by sanctions imposed by the UN Security Council, particularly through the regime established under Resolution 1267. In Abdelrazik v. Canada, the Canadian Federal Court ‘interprets away’ the obligations of Canada under the 1267 regime, potentially forcing upon the state a breach of its international obligations under the resolution and the UN Charter. But at the same time it offers an important — if implicit — justification for that breach under international law.
    ISBN: 1478-1387
  • A Tzanakopoulos, 'Chapter VII Measures (UN Charter) (with regard to International Tribunals)' in A Cassese (ed), The Oxford Companion to International Criminal Justice (Oxford University Press 2009)
    ISBN: 978-0-19-923831-6
  • A Tzanakopoulos, 'Treaty Interpretation and On the Interpretation of Treaties' (2009) 53 German Yearbook of International Law 721 [Review]
    ISBN: 0344-3094
  • A Tzanakopoulos, 'Floating Storage Units as Ships under the 1992 CLC/Fund Regime: The View from the Hellenic Supreme Court' (2006) 59 Revue hellénique de droit international 701
    ISBN: 0035-3256
  • A Tzanakopoulos, 'Le pouvoir normatif du Conseil de sécurité' (2005) 58 Revue hellénique de droit international 655 [Review]
    ISBN: 0035-3256
  • A Tzanakopoulos, 'La Grèce devant la Cour européenne des droits de l’homme' (2004) 57 Revue hellénique de droit international 554 [Review]
    ISBN: 0035-3256
  • A Tzanakopoulos, 'Provisional Measures Indicated by International Courts: Emergence of a General Principle of International Law' (2004) 57 Revue hellénique de droit international 53
    ISBN: 0035-3256
  • A Yokaris, P Pazartzis, A Tzanakopoulos and M Karavias (eds), Η διεθνής ευθύνη των κρατών - Στα Άρθρα της Επιτροπής Διεθνούς Δικαίου, στη διεθνή νομολογία και βιβλιογραφία (Εκδόσεις Αντ Ν Σάκκουλα 2004)
    A translation of the ILC Articles on the Responsibility of States for Internationally Wrongful Acts into Greek, along with a collection of relevant case law and bibliography.
    ISBN: 960-15-1218-7

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