Gerry Simpson is the Kenneth Bailey Chair of Law at Melbourne Law School, the University of Melbourne, where he was, for three years, Director of the Asia Pacific Centre for Military Law. He is a Visiting Professor of Public International Law at the London School of Economics, where he held a Chair until 2009, and is currently a Soros Fellow (based in Tbilisi, Georgia). He is the author of Great Powers and Outlaw States (Cambridge, 2004), Winner of the American Society of International Law’s Prize in 2005 and Law, War and Crime: War Crimes Trials and the Reinvention of International Law (Polity 2007). His latest book, The Margins of International Law (a collection of his essays), will be published by Cameron and May in 2014. Gerry currently is working on a book about the literary life of international law. He recently launched a new journal, The London Review of International Law with a public lecture at Lincoln’s Inn Fields, London, and presented two lectures at the UN this northern summer on The History of International Law and Sovereignty.

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