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prof. dr. M.M.T.A. Brus

Professor of Public International Law

Marcel Brus is professor of Public International Law, chair of the Department of Transboundary Legal Studies (Faculty of Law), chair of the Department of Social Sciences (University College Groningen) and Academic Director of the LL.M. Programme in International Law & the Law of International Organisations and the LL.B. Programme in International and European Law at the University of Groningen.

Before his appointment on 1 September 2005 , he was senior lecturer in Public International Law at Leiden University , where he started his academic career in 1986 as Ph.D. researcher. He graduated from the University of Groningen in 1984 with a specialisation in International Law. After graduation he participated in various postgraduate courses, among others at the Institute of Social Studies in The Hague and at the Netherlands Institute for International Relations “Clingendael” in The Hague . In 1995 he defended his doctoral thesis “Third party dispute settlement in an interdependent world; developing a theoretical framework” cum laude at Leiden University .

Between 1997 and 2002 he taught at Oxford University when he combined his post at Leiden University with the  joint Leiden-Oxford Post in Public International Law. He has been active as research co-ordinator of the E.M. Meijers Institute of Legal Studies of the Leiden Law Faculty. He was a member of the editorial board of the Leiden Journal of International Law (1989- 2009 and Editor-in-Chief from 2003-2005) and of the Netherlands Yearbook of International Law (1998-2008).

From 2001-2013 he was a member (and in 2012-13 the chair) of the Advisory Committee on Questions of Public International Law (CAVV), advising the Dutch Government and Parliament. From 2003 to 2012 he was Hon. Secretary of the Royal Netherlands Society of International Law.

Currently he is Director of Studies of the International Law Association (ILA), member of the editorial board of the Netherlands International Law Review and board member of the Royal Netherlands Society of International Law . His research concentrates on the interaction between international law and politics, the development of international law as a system of law, international environmental law and sustainable development, international investment law and international dispute settlement. From 2012 until the beginning of 2017 he was programme director together with Prof. M.M. Roggenkamp of the research programme "Energy and Sustainability" of the Groningen Law Faculty.

Last modified:09 January 2018 09.15 a.m.

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Oude Kijk in 't Jatstraat 26
9712 EK Groningen
The Netherlands

Transboundary Legal Studies

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Professor of International Law