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By Lesley Dingle and Daniel Bates

Judge James Richard Crawford

  • 1948: 14th November born, Adelaide
  • 1959-65: Brighton High School, Adelaide
  • 1966-71: Adelaide University BA, LLB,
  • 1972-73: Oxford, University College
  • 1974-76: Adelaide University, Lecturer
  • 1977: LLD Oxford
  • 1977-81: Adelaide University, Senior Lecturer
  • 1979: The Creation of States in International Law, 1st Ed OUP
  • 1979: Bar, High Ct Australia
  • 1982-84: Memb Australian Law Reform Commission
  • 1982: Australian Courts of Law, 1st Ed
  • 1982: Adelaide University, Reader
  • 1983-86: Adelaide University, Professor International Law
  • 1986-92: Sydney University, Challis Professor of International Law
  • 1987: Bar, NSW
  • 1988: The Rights of Peoples
  • 1989-1992: First ICJ Case, “Nauru v. Australia”
  • 1990-92: Dean of Law Sydney University
  • 1992-2015: Cambridge University, Whewell Professor of International Law
  • 1995: The Law of the Sea in the Asia Pacific Region (With DR Rothwell) Nijhoff
  • 1992-2001: Memb UN International Law Commission
  • 1997-2001: Special Rapporteur on State Responsibility
  • 1992-96: Board, then 1993 Chair, Library Sub-Syndicate
  • 1997-2003: Director Lauterpacht Centre International Law
  • 1999: Bar, Grays Inn
  • 2000: The Future of UN Human Rights Treaty Monitoring (with P Alston), CUP
  • 2002: The International Law Commission’s Articles on State Responsibility, CUP
  • 2002: International Law as an Open System
  • 2003- : Curatorium of Hague Academy of Int Law
  • 2003-06: Faculty Chairman
  • 2004: LLD Cantab
  • 2005: Foreign Investment Disputes: Cases Materials & Commentaries (+RD Bishop & WM Reisman), Kluwer,
  • 2006-09: Director Lauterpacht Centre International Law
  • 2006: The Creation of States in International Law, 2nd Ed, OUP
  • 2010: The Law of International Responsibility (+Pellet & Olleson), OUP
  • 2012: Cambridge Companion to International Law
  • 2012: International Law 1989-2010: A Performance Appraisal (+ S Nouwen), Hart
  • 2012: Brownlie’s Principles of International Law, 8th edn OUP
  • 2013: State Responsibility: the general part, CUP
  • 2013: Hague International Law Lectures
  • 2014: Chance, Order, Change: the Course of International Law AIL pocket
  • 2015- : International Court of Justice: Judge

Honours and prizes

  • 1981: American Society of International Law Certificate of Merit
  • 2007: Panglima Jasa Negara [Honour] (Malaysia).
  • 2009: Cavaler, Ordinul National Servicio Credincios (Romania).
  • 2009: Wolfgang Friedmann Memorial Award (Columbia Journal of Transnational Law).
  • 2010: Nessim Habif World Prize for International Law (University of Geneva).
  • 2012: Manley Hudson Medal (American Society of International Law).
  • 2013: Companion of the Order of Australia (AC) .
  • 2013: Chambers Lifetime Achievement Award .