Year of election
Year of titular member


  • Professeur à l’Université de Genève.
  • Membre du Comité consultatif du Conseil des droits de l’homme (ONU) (2011-2017)
  • Co-directrice du Geneva Center for International Dispute Settlement
  • Conseil et arbitre devant des juridictions internationales

Area(s) of Expertise

  • Organisation internationale
  • Règlement des différends
  • Droit International de l’environnement
  • Droit international de l’eau
  • Droit international économique


Laurence Boisson de Chazournes

Selected publications

  • “Plurality in the Fabric of International Courts and Tribunals: The Threads of a Managerial Approach”, (2017) European Journal of International Law, pp. 13-72.
  • Interactions between Regional and Universal Organizations. A Legal Perspective, Brill, 2016, 384 p.
  • Fresh Water in International Law, hardback ed., Oxford University Press, 2013, 288 p.
  • Les relations entre organisations régionales et organisations universelles, Recueil des Cours de l’Académie de droit international de La Haye, tome 347, Martinus Nijhoff, 2010, pp. 79-406.  
  • Protection internationale de l’environnement – Nouvelle édition revue et augmentée (en collaboration avec R. Desgagné, M. Mbengue et C. Romano), Paris, Pedone, 2005, 808 p.
  • International Law, The International Court of Justice and Nuclear Weapons (avec P. Sands (dir.)), Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2000, 592 p.
  • “Rules of Interpretation and Investment Arbitration”, in M. Kinnear et al. (dir.), Building International Investment Law. The First 50 Years of ICSID, Wolters Kluwer, 2016, pp. 13-25.
  • “The Climate Change Regime – Between a Rock and a Hard Place ?”, Fordham Environmental Law Review, vol. 25, 2014, no 3, pp. 625-651.
  • “United in Joy and Sorrow: Some Considerations on Responsibility Issues under Partnerships among International Financial Institutions”, in M. Ragazzi (dir.), Responsibility of International Organizations – Essays in Memory of Sir Ian Brownlie, Oxford University Press, 2013, pp. 211-224.
  • “Subsequent Practice, Practices, and ‘Family-Resemblance’: Towards Embedding Subsequent Practice in Its Operative Milieu”, in G. Nolte (dir.), Treaties and Subsequent Practice, Oxford University Press, 2013, pp. 53-68.
  • “The Principle of Compétence de la Compétence in International Adjudication and its Role in an Era of Multiplication of Courts and Tribunals”, in M. Arsanjani, J. Cogan & S. Weissner (dir.), Looking to the Future: Essays in Honor of W. Michael Reisman, Martinus Nijhoff, 2010, pp.1027-1064.
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