- Year of election
- Professor of International Law, University of Tokyo
- President, Japanese Society of International Law
- Chairperson, Human Rights Committee
Area(s) of Expertise
- Relationship between International Law and National Law
- International Human Rights Law
- International Economic Law
- International Dispute Resolution
- Jurisdictional Immunities
Professor Iwasawa is currently Professor of International Law at the Faculty of Law, in the University of Tokyo in Japan. He was previously a professor in the Department of International Relations in the University of Tokyo, and an associate professor at the Faculty of Law in Osaka City University.
Professor Iwasawa is currently also the President of the Japanese Society of International Law, the Chairperson of the Human Rights Committee under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, a Vice-Chair of the International Law Association, a member of the Science Council of Japan, and the Editor-in-Chief of the International Law Documents (published annually). He was formerly the Vice-President of the Asian Development Bank Administrative Tribunal, a member of the Permanent Group of Experts under the WTO Agreement on Subsidies, a member of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, a Visiting Fellow of the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law (Cambridge), un chercheur invité au Centre de recherche sur les droits de l’homme et le droit humanitaire a l’Université Panthéon Assas (Paris), and a lecturer of The Hague Academy of International Law.
He has an LL.B. from the University of Tokyo; an LL.M. from Harvard Law School; and an S.J.D. from the University of Virginia.
His publications include Domestic Applicability of Treaties: What are “Self-executing” Treaties? (Tokyo, 1985); Dispute Settlement in the WTO (Tokyo, 1995); International Law, Human Rights, and Japanese Law: The Impact of International Law on Japanese Law (Oxford, 1998); and “Domestic Application of International Law,” 378 R.C.A.D.I. 9 (2015)
- Domestic Applicability of Treaties: What are “Self-executing” Treaties? (Tokyo: Yuhikaku, 1985) (Japanese)
- The Problem in International Transactions with Foreign States and State Enterprises: Jurisdictional Immunity of States (Tokyo: National Institute for Research and Advancement, 1987) (Japanese)
- Dispute Settlement in the WTO (Tokyo: Sanseido, 1995) (Japanese)
- International Law, Human Rights, and Japanese Law: The Impact of International Law on Japanese Law (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1998)
- Lectures on International Law (Tokyo: Yuhikaku, 2004) (Japanese) (co-edited)
- “The Doctrine of Self-Executing Treaties in the United States: A Critical Analysis,” 26 Va. J. Int’l L. 627 (1986)
- “The Relationship between International Law and National Law: Japanese Experiences,” 64 Brit. Y.B. Int’l L. 333 (1993)
- “Third Parties before International Tribunals: The ICJ and the WTO,” in Liber Amicorum Judge Shigeru Oda 871 (2002)
- “WTO Dispute Settlement as Judicial Supervision,” 5 J. Int’l Econ. L. 287 (2002)
- “Domestic Application of International Law,” 378 Recueil des cours de de l’Academie de droit international de la Haye 9 (2015)