Fonction(s) actuelle(s)

Herbert and Rose Rubin Professor of International Law
Co-editor in Chief, American Journal of International Law

Domaine(s) d’expertise

General international law
International investment law
Law of international organizations
International criminal law
International courts


José Alvarez

Publications sélectionnées


The Impact of International Organizations on International Law (Brill 2016)

American Classics in International Law: International Investment Law (edited) (forthcoming Brill 2017)

The Public International Law Regime Governing International Investment (AIL-Pocket Books, 2011)(also at 344 Recueil des cours 195 (2011)

The Evolving International Investment Regime: Expectations, Realities, Options (edited)(with Karl Sauvant, Kamil Gérard Ahmed and Gabriela del P. Vizcaíno)(Oxford University Press 2011)

International Organizations as Law-Makers (Oxford University Press 2005; paperback 2006); (also in Chinese translation, 2011).

Select Lectures and Keynote Addresses

« The Return of the State », 20 Minn. J. Int’l L. 223 (2011); keynote address, ASIL/International Economic Law Interest Group Biennial Conference, Nov. 2010

« Contemporary International Law: An ‘Empire of Law’ or the ‘Law of Empire’? », Annual International Law Lecture, American University, Sept. 2008, published in 24 Am. Univ. Int’l L. Rev. 811 (2009); also published in Spanish in 4 Bajo Palabra, Revista de Filosofía (2009)

“The Future of Our Society” and “Fifty Ways International Law Hurts Our Lives,” Presidential Address, American Society of International Law, Annual Meeting, April 2007, President’s Speech; “The Future of Our Society” is published in American Society of International Law, Proceedings of the 102nd Annual Meeting 499 (2008); both that speech and the accompanying “Fifty Ways” are available at

Select Articles

“The Use (and Misuse) of European Human Rights Law in Investor-State Arbitration,” in Franco Ferrari, ed., The Effect of EU Law on International Commercial Arbitration (forthcoming 2017)(also available on SSRN)

“Is Investor-State Arbitration ‘Public’? (forthcoming Journal of International Dispute Settlement); also available as NYU IILJ Working Paper, 2016/6.

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