18 February 2016 | Conversation
Judge James Richard Crawford is a Judge of the International Court of Justice (ICJ). He has been a member of the Court since 6 February 2015. Before being appointed to the Court, Judge Crawford was a Professor of Law at Cambridge University. He had an extensive practice in international law and international arbitration, appearing before the ICJ and ITLOS, as well as investor-state arbitral tribunals composed under the ICSID Convention or ad hoc under the UNCITRAL rules. Judge Crawford was a Senior Fellow (and former Centre Director) of the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law. As a member of the International Law Commission, Professor Crawford was responsible for two major initiatives – the Articles on State Responsibility and the draft Statute of the International Criminal Court.
Mr Thomas QC is a Senior Principal Research Fellow at the NUS Centre for International Law. He has acted as counsel or legal advisor in many international legal disputes and treaty negotiations as well as a panellist in trade disputes and an arbitrator in investment treaty disputes.