Since 1946, States have registered well over 50,000 treaties with the United Nations. Treaties today make up the core of international law in its infinite variety – from the well-meaning (human rights, global warming) to the technical (boundary delimitation, customs valuation) to the controversial (Guantanamo Bay, TTIP). As treaties form the core of international law, unsurprisingly, the law of treaties is one of the key areas of international legal research, teaching and study.
This short post is to announce the publication of a new Research Handbook on the Law of Treaties. Published by Edward Elgar and comprising 21 chapters by senior academics and some of the discipline’s rising stars, it is really a ‘Glasgow Handbook’. Of the editorial team of four, three were Glasgow-based when the Handbook was edited: Antonios Tzanakopoulos (who has since left for Oxford), Athene Richford (the Law School’s research associate in international law) and myself. What is more, our Glasgow colleague Dr Akbar Rasulov has contributed one of the most thoughtful chapters; and James Devaney, a Glasgow graduate and long-term research assistant, has co-authored one. A full table of contents and some sample material is available on the Elgar website.
We will mark the publication with a launch event (details here) in Oxford on 3 November.