d'Aspremont, Jean

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Jean d’Aspremont is Professor of International Law at Sciences Po School of Law. He also holds a chair of Public International Law at the University of Manchester where he founded the Manchester International Law Centre (MILC). He is General Editor of the Cambridge Studies in International and Comparative Law and Director of Oxford International Organizations (OXIO). He is Editor-in-Chief of ESIL Reflections. He is a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the European Journal of International Law and series editor of the Melland Schill Studies in International Law. He is a member of the Board of the European Society of International Law (ESIL).

Before joining Sciences Po Law School, he was Professor of International Legal Theory at the University of Amsterdam. He used to be Editor-in-Chief of the Leiden Journal of International Law. He received his LL.M. from the University of Cambridge and his Ph.D. from the University of Louvain. He was a Global Research Fellow at New York University. He acted as counsel in proceedings before the International Court of Justice.

Spécialités / Fields of Expertise

  • Public International Law
  • International Legal Theory
  • International Dispute Settlement
  • The Law of International Organizations
  • International Investment Law
  • International Humanitarian Law


Jean d’Aspremont has published widely in the field of international law, having authored several books and edited volumes as well as more than 100 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters. Some of his articles have been translated in several languages including Spanish, Hindi, and Persian. He received the James Crawford Prize for his article entitled “The International Court of Justice and the Irony of System-Design”.

Monographs :

  • International Law as a Belief System (Cambridge University Press, 2017)
  • Epistemic Forces in International Law (Edward Elgar, 2015)
  • Formalism in the Sources of International Law (Oxford University Press, 2011)
  • Droit international humanitaire (Pedone, 2011)
  • L’Etat non democratique en droit international (Pedone, 2008)

Edited collections:

  • The Oxford Handbook on the Sources of International Law (Oxford University Press, 2017)
  • International Law as a Profession (Cambridge University Press, 2017)
  • International Legal Positivism in a Post-Modern World (Cambridge University Press, 2014)