Sir Christopher Greenwood

Sir Christopher Greenwood


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ICSID Panel Designation

Designation/Role Designated By Designation Date
Designation/RoleArbitrator Designated ByUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Designation Date16/02/2004 - Present

Professional Experience

Name Of Company / Organization City Job Title Date
Name Of Company / OrganizationInternational Court of Justice CityThe Hague Job TitleMember of the Court Date2009 - Present
Name Of Company / OrganizationMiddle Temple CityLondon Job TitleQueen’s Counsel Date1999 - 2009
Name Of Company / OrganizationMiddle Temple CityLondon Job TitleBarrister Date1978 - 2009
Name Of Company / OrganizationLondon School of Economics CityLondon Job TitleProfessor of International Law Date1996 - 2009
Name Of Company / OrganizationUniversity of Cambridge CityCambridge Job TitleLecturer in Law Date1984 - 1996
Name Of Company / OrganizationUniversity of Cambridge CityCambridge Job TitleAssistant Lecturer in Law Date1981 - 1984

Education and Professional Qualifications

Institution City Degree/Qualification Date
InstitutionMiddle Temple CityLondon Degree/QualificationBencher Date2003
InstitutionBar of England and Wales CityLondon Degree/QualificationQueen’s Counsel Date1999
InstitutionMagdalene College CityCambridge Degree/QualificationMA Date1980
InstitutionMiddle Temple CityLondon Degree/QualificationBarrister Date1978
InstitutionMagdalene College CityCambridge Degree/QualificationLL.B. Date1977
InstitutionMagdalene College CityCambridge Degree/QualificationBA Date1976

Experience in ICSID Proceedings

Case Name Type Role (Appt'd by)
Case NameAlverley Investments Limited and Germen Properties Ltd v. Romania (ICSID Case No. ARB/18/30) TypeArbitration Role (Appt'd by)President (co-arbitrators)
Case NameEcoDevelopment in Europe AB and EcoEnergy Africa AB v. United Republic of Tanzania (ICSID Case No. ARB/17/33) TypeArbitration Role (Appt'd by)President (Chairman)
Case NameSun-Flower Olmeda GmbH & Co KG and others v. Kingdom of Spain (ICSID Case No. ARB/16/17) TypeArbitration Role (Appt'd by)President (parties)
Case NameLandesbank Baden-Württemberg and others v. Kingdom of Spain (ICSID Case No. ARB/15/45) TypeArbitration Role (Appt'd by)President (Secretary General)
Case Name Mobil Investments Canada Inc. v. Canada (ICSID Case No. ARB/15/6) TypeArbitration Role (Appt'd by)President (parties)
Case NameEuroGas Inc. and Belmont Resources Inc. v. Slovak Republic (ICSID Case No. ARB/14/14) TypeAnnulment Role (Appt'd by)Committee Member
Case NameElektrogospodarstvo Slovenije - razvoj in inzeniring d.o.o. v. Bosnia and Herzegovina (ICSID Case No. ARB/14/13) TypeArbitration Role (Appt'd by)President (co-arbitrators)
Case NameCEAC Holdings Limited v. Montenegro (ICSID Case No. ARB/14/8) TypeArbitration Role (Appt'd by)Co-arbitrator (Resp.)
Case NameNewmont USA Limited and Newmont (Uzbekistan) Limited v. Republic of Uzbekistan (ICSID Case No. ARB/06/20) TypeArbitration Role (Appt'd by)Co-arbitrator (Resp.)
Case NameAzpetrol International Holdings B.V., Azpetrol Group B.V. and Azpetrol Oil Services Group B.V. v. Republic of Azerbaijan (ICSID Case No. ARB/06/15) TypeArbitration Role (Appt'd by)Co-arbitrator (Resp.)
Case NameEDF (Services) Limited v. Romania (ICSID Case No. ARB/05/13) TypeArbitration Role (Appt'd by)Expert (Resp.)
Case NameVannessa Ventures Ltd. v. Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela (ICSID Case No. ARB(AF)/04/6) TypeArbitration Role (Appt'd by)Counsel (Cl.)
Case NameCorn Products International, Inc. v. United Mexican States (ICSID Case No. ARB(AF)/04/1) TypeArbitration Role (Appt'd by)President (Secretary General)
Case NameBayindir Insaat Turizm Ticaret Ve Sanayi A.S. v. Islamic Republic of Pakistan (ICSID Case No. ARB/03/29) TypeArbitration Role (Appt'd by)Counsel (Resp.)
Case NameEDF International S.A., SAUR International S.A. and León Participaciones Argentinas S.A. v. Argentine Republic (ICSID Case No. ARB/03/23) TypeAnnulment Role (Appt'd by)President
Case NameHussein Nuaman Soufraki v. United Arab Emirates (ICSID Case No. ARB/02/7) TypeAnnulment Role (Appt'd by)Counsel (Cl.)
Case NameThe Loewen Group, Inc. and Raymond L. Loewen v. United States of America (ICSID Case No. ARB(AF)/98/3) TypeArbitration Role (Appt'd by)Expert (Resp.)

Professional Membership

  • Member of the Iran-United States Claims Tribunal (March 22, 2018)
  • Fellow of Magdalene College, Cambridge (1978-1996), Fellow Commoner (1996-2009), Honorary Fellow (2009)
  • Member of the Panels of Arbitrators for the Law of the Sea Treaty


  • Lauterpacht Lectures: ‘Aspects of State Immunity’ January 2015, to be published by Cambridge University Press;
  • ‘Reflections on “Most Favoured Nation Clauses” in Bilateral Investment Treaties’, in D. Caron (ed) Practising Virtue (2015), essays in honour of Charles Brower (Oxford University Press 2015), pp. 556-564;
  • ‘The International Court of Justice and International Humanitarian Law’ in O. Elias and C. Jalloh (eds), Essays in Honour of Abdul Koroma (Brill 2015);
  • ‘Unity and Diversity in International Law’ in Andenas and Bjorge (eds) Farewell to Fragmentation (Cambridge University Press 2015);
  • ‘Judicial Integrity and the Advisory Jurisdiction of the International Court of Justice’ in G. Gaja and J. Grote Stoutenberg (eds) Enhancing the Rule of Law through the International Court of Justice (2014), pp. 63-74;
  • ‘Some Challenges of International Litigation’ 1 Cambridge Journal of International and Comparative Law (2012) pp. 7-22;
  • ‘The Role of the International Court of Justice in the Global Community’ 17 UC Davis Journal of International Law (2011), pp. 233-252;
  • ‘Human Rights and Humanitarian Law – Conflict or Convergence’ 43 Case Western Reserve Journal of International Law (2010), pp. 491-512;
  • ‘Self-Defence’, in Wolfrum (ed), Max Planck Encyclopaedia of International Law (2012), vol. IX, pp. 103-112
  • ‘The Caroline’, in Wolfrum (ed), Max Planck Encyclopaedia of International Law (2012), vol. I, pp. 1141-1143
  • ‘The Legality of the Use of Force’ in Bothe, O’Connell and Ronzitti (eds) Redefining Sovereignty (2005) pp 387-416
  • ‘State Responsibility for the Decisions of National Courts’ in Fitzmaurice and Sarooshi (eds) Issues of State Responsibility before International Judicial Institutions (2004) 55-74;
  • Chapter on the United Kingdom in Gowland-Debbas (ed) National Implementation of United Nations Sanctions (2004) 581-604;
  • Chapters 1 and 2 in D. Fleck (ed.) Handbuck des Humanitaren Volkerrechts in bewaffneten Konflikten, 1994, pp. 1-55; published in English as D. Fleck (ed.) The Handbook of Humanitarian Law in Armed Conflicts, Oxford, 1995, 2nd edition, 2008;
  • Chapter on the United Kingdom in Gowlland-Debbas (ed.) National Implementation of United Nations Sanctions, 2004, pp. 581-604;
  • “State Responsibility for the Decisions of National Courts”, in Fitzmaurice and Sarooshi (eds.) Issues of State Responsibility before International Judicial Institutions, 2004, pp. 55-74;
  • “Command Responsibility and the Hadzihasanovic decision”, Journal of International Criminal Justice, Vol. 2, 2004, pp. 598-605;
  • “The Law of Armed Conflict”, chapter in M. Evans (ed.) International Law, Oxford, 2003 and 2007;
  • “War, Terrorism and International Law”, Current Legal Problems, 2003, Oxford, pp. 505-530;
  • Report on International Humanitarian Law published under commission from the Netherlands Government as part of the Centenary of the First Hague Peace Conference, published in F Kalshoven (ed.) The Centennial of the First International Peace Conference, Kluwer, 2000, pp. 161-259;
  • “Rights at the Frontier: Protecting the Individual in Time of War”, in Rider (ed.) Law at the Centre, 1999; the 50th Anniversary Lectures of the Institute for Advanced Legal Studies, Kluwer Law International, pp. 277-293;
  • “The Law of Weaponry at the Start of the New Millennium”, in L.C. Green and M. Schmitt (eds.) Into the Millennium: The Law of Armed Conflict, US Naval War College, 1999, pp. 185-232;
  • “International Humanitarian Law and United Nations Military Operations”, Year Book of International Humanitarian Law, Vol. 1, 1998, pp. 3-34;
  • “The Development of International Humanitarian Law by the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia”, Year Book of United Nations Law, Vol. 2, 1998, pp. 97-140;
  • “A Critique of the Protocols” (on the 1977 Additional Protocols to the Geneva Conventions), in Durham and McCormack (ed.) The Changing Face of Conflict and the Efficacy of International Law, Kluwer, 1999, pp. 3-22;
  • “The Advisory Opinion on Nuclear Weapons and the Contribution of the International Court to International Humanitarian Law”, Int. Rev. of the Red Cross, Vol. 37, 1997, pp. 65-75;
  • “Protection of Peacekeepers: The Legal Régime”, Duke Journal of International Law, Vol. 7, 1996, pp. 185-207;
  • “International Humanitarian Law and the Tadic Case”, European Journal of International Law, Vol. 7, 1996, pp. 265-283;
  • “The International Court and the Use of Force”, in A.V. Lowe and M. Fitzmaurice (eds.) Fifty Years of the International Court of Justice, 1996, pp. 373-388;
  • “The United Nations as Guarantor of International Peace and Security 1945-95: A United Kingdom View”, in C. Tomuschat (ed.) The United Nations at Age Fifty: A Legal Perspective, 1996, pp. 59-76;
  • “Considerations of International Law” (with Hugh Mercer) in B. Eichengreen and R. Portes (eds.) Crisis? What Crisis? Orderly Workouts for Sovereign Debtors, 1995, pp. 103-117;
  • “New World Order or Old? The Invasion of Kuwait and the Rule of Law”, Modern Law Review, Vol. 55, 1992, pp. 153-178;
  • “The Customary Law Status of the 1977 Additional Protocols”, in A. Delissen and G. Tanja (eds.) Humanitarian Law of Armed Conflicts (Martinus Nijhoff, Dordrecht, 1991, pp. 93-114;
  • “The Administration of Occupied Territory in International Law”, in E. Playfair (ed.) International Law and the Administration of Occupied Territories, Oxford University Press, 1992, pp. 241-266;
  • “Terrorism and Protocol I”, Israel Year Book of Human Rights, Vol. 19, 1989, pp. 187-208;
  • “Twilight of the Law of Belligerent Reprisals”, Netherlands Year Book of International Law, Vol. 20, 1989, pp. 35-69;
  • “Self-Defence and the Conduct of International Armed Conflict”, in Y. Dinstein (ed.) International Law at a Time of Perplexity, Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1989, pp. 273-288;
  • “The Concept of War in Modern International Law”, International and Comparative Law Quarterly, Vol. 36, 1987, pp. 283-306;
  • “The Relationship of Ius ad Bellum and Ius in Bello”,Review of International Studies, Vol. 9, 1983, pp. 221-234
  • "State Contracts in International Law" British Year Book of International Law, Vol. 58, 1982, pp. 27-81
  • Essays on War in International Law, 2006;
  • Command and the Laws of Armed Conflict, 1993;
  • The Kuwait Conflict (co-editor), 1991;
  • International Law Reports (Joint editor).


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Last Updated: March 26, 2019