Staff Profile:Professor James A. Green
- Professor James Green
- Job Title:
James A. Green currently teaches the following modules:
- LLB: International Law, International Law Mooting, Law and Religion, Research Placement Project.
- LLM: The Use of Military Force, The Law of Armed Conflict (International Humanitarian Law), Public International Law, Technologies and Weaponry.
He is the Deputy Research Division Leader for Law.
- Areas of Interest:
Public International Law: the use of force (particularly self-defence), customary international law, the law relating to cyber warfare, nuclear non-proliferation law.
- Research groups / Centres:
YNumber of items: 25.
- Green, J. A. and Samuel, S. (2016) The Chilcot Report: some thoughts on international law and legal advice. Journal of Conflict and Security Law. krw023. ISSN 1467-7954 doi: 10.1093/jcsl/krw023
- Green, J. A. (2016) The persistent objector rule in international law. Oxford University Press, Oxford, pp352. ISBN 9780198704218
- Green, J. A. (2016) Disasters caused in cyberspace. In: Breau, S. C., and Samuel, K. L. H. (eds.) Research Handbook on Disasters and International Law. Research Handbooks in International Law. Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, pp. 406-427. ISBN 9781784717391
- Green, J. A. (2015) The Article 51 reporting requirement for self-defense actions. Virginia Journal of International Law, 55 (3). pp. 563-624. ISSN 0042-6571
- Green, J. A. (2015) The 'ratione temporis' elements of self-defence. Journal on the Use of Force and International Law, 2 (1). pp. 97-118. ISSN 2053-1710 doi: 10.1080/20531702.2015.1043097
- Green, J. A. , ed. (2015) Cyber warfare: a multidisciplinary analysis. Routledge, Abingdon, pp196. ISBN 9781138793071
- Green, J. A. (2015) The regulation of cyber warfare under the jus ad bellum. In: Green, J. A. (ed.) Cyber warfare: a multidisciplinary analysis. Routledge, Abingdon, pp. 96-124. ISBN 9781138793071
- Green, J. A. and Waters, C. P.M., eds. (2015) Adjudicating international human rights: essays in honour of Sandy Ghandhi. Brill Nijhoff, Leiden, The Netherlands, pp237. ISBN 9789004261174
- Green, J. A. (2015) Persistent objector teflon? Customary international human rights law and the United States in international adjudicative proceedings. In: Green, J. A. and Waters, C. (eds.) Adjudicating International Human Rights: Essays in Honour of Sandy Ghandhi. Brill Nijhoff, Leiden, The Netherlands, pp. 167-191. ISBN 9789004261174
- Green, J. A. and Waters, C. P. M. (2015) Military targeting in the context of self-defence actions. Nordic Journal of International Law, 84 (1). pp. 3-28. ISSN 0902-7351 doi: 10.1163/15718107-08401002
- Green, J. A. (2012) India's status as a nuclear weapons power under customary international law. National Law School of India Review, 24 (1). pp. 125-146.
- Green, J. A. (2012) Laws of war. In: Martel, G. (ed.) Encyclopedia of War. Blackwell Publishing, Oxford, pp. 1204-1212. ISBN 9781405190374 doi: 10.1002/9781444338232.wbeow349
- Green, J. A. (2012) 'Self-Preservation’. In: Wolfrum, R. (ed.) Max Planck Encyclopaedia of Public International Law. Oxford University Press, Oxford, pp. 128-131. ISBN 9780199291687
- Green, J. A. (2011) India and a customary comprehensive nuclear test-ban: persistent objection, peremptory norms and the 123 agreement. Indian Journal of International Law, 51 (2). pp. 3-45. ISSN 0019-5294
- Green, J. A. (2011) Questioning the peremptory status of the prohibition of the use of force. Michigan Journal of International Law, 32 (2). pp. 215-257. ISSN 1052-2867
- Green, J. A. and Grimal, F. (2011) The threat of force as an action in self-defense under International law. Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law, 44 (2). pp. 239-285. ISSN 0090-2594
- Waters, C. P. M. and Green, J. A., eds. (2010) Conflict in the Caucasus: implications for international legal order. Euro-Asian studies. Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke, pp208. ISBN 9780230241244
- Green, J. A. (2010) Passportisation, peacekeepers and proportionality: the Russian claim of the protection of nationals abroad in self-defence. In: Waters, C. P. M. and Green, J. A. (eds.) Conflict in the Caucasus: implications for international legal order. Euro-Asian studies. Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke, pp. 54-79. ISBN 9780230241244
- Green, J. A. and Waters, C. (2010) International law: military force and armed conflict. In: Kassimeris, G. and Buckley, J. D. (eds.) Ashgate Research Companion to Modern Warfare. Ashgate , Farnham, Surrey, pp. 289-306. ISBN 9780754674108
- Green , J. A. and Henderson, C. (2010) The jus ad bellum and entities short of statehood in the report on the conflict in Georgia. International and Comparative Law Quarterly , 59 (1). pp. 129-139. ISSN 1471-6895 doi: 10.1017/S0020589309990108
- Green, J. A. (2009) Fluctuating evidentiary standards for self-defence in the International Court of Justice. International and Comparative Law Quarterly, 58. pp. 163-179. ISSN 0020-5893 doi: 10.1017/S0020589308000833
- Green, J. A. (2009) The International Court of Justice and self-defence in international law. Oxford Hart Publishing. ISBN 9781841138763
- Green, J. A. (2008) Self-defence: A state of mind for states? Netherlands International Law Review, 55 (2008). pp. 181-206. ISSN 0165-070X doi: 10.1017/S0165070X08001812
- Green, J. A. (2006) Docking the Caroline: Understanding the relevance of the formula in contemporary customary international law concerning self-defence. Cardozo Journal of International and Comparative Law, 14 (2). pp. 429-480. ISSN 1069-3181
- Green, J. A. (2017) Initial thoughts on the UK Attorney General's Self-Defence speech. EJIL:Talk! (13 January 2017).
- Green, J. A. (2016) Pipelines and persistent objection: indigenous rights in Justin Trudeau's Canada. OUPblog (12 December 2016).
- Grimal, F. and Green, J. A. (2016) Book review: Maogoto, J., Technology and the law on the use of force. Journal on the Use of Force and International Law 3 (1). pp. 177-184.
- Green, J. A. (2014) Book review: Roscini, M., Cyber operations and the use of force in international law. Journal on the Use of Force and International Law 1 (2). pp. 387-394.
- Green, J. A. (2014) Editorial comment: The annexation of Crimea - Russia, passportisation and the protection of nationals revisited. Journal on the Use of Force and International Law 1 (1). pp. 3-10.
- Green, J. A. (2014) Book review: M.P. Scharf, Customary international law in times of fundamental change: recognizing Grotian moments. International and Comparative Law Quarterly 63 (3). pp. 781-782.
- Green, J. A. (2014) Book review: Tibori Szabó, K., Anticipatory action in self-defence: essence and limits under international law. Netherlands International Law Review, 61 (1). pp. 123-128.
- Green, J. A. (2012) Hero worship? New Law Journal, 7533. pp. 1284-1285.
- Green, J. A. (2012) Book review: Joyner, D. H., Interpreting the nuclear non-proliferation treaty. American Journal of International Law, 106. pp. 426-431.
- Green, J. A. (2011) Book review: Ruys, T., 'Armed attack' and article 51 of the UN Charter. Journal of Conflict and Security Law, 16. pp. 407-410.
- Green, J. A. (2011) Reflection gives students credit where it's due. Teaching Matters (University of Reading), 25. pp. 4.
- Green, J. A. (2009) Book review: Williamson, M., Terrorism, war and international law: the legality of the use of force against Afghanistan in 2001. British Yearbook of International Law, 80. pp. 439-442.
- Green, J. A. (2009) Book review: Falk, R. A., The costs of war: international law, The UN and world order. Windsor Yearbook of Access to Justice, 27. pp. 239-241.
- Green, J. A. (2007) An unusual silence. New Law Journal, 157. pp. 1478-1479.
Conference Papers and Presentations:
- "The Chilcot Report: Some Thoughts on International Law and Legal Advice" presented at the After Chilcot: Evaluating the Legal Implications of the Iraq Inquiry symposium, at the University of Liverpool's London Campus, 8 December 2016 (co-presentation with Stephen Samuel).
- "The Persistent Objector Rule in International Law" presented at the University of Lincoln, 16 November 2016.
- "Russia/Ukraine: Passportisation and the Protection of Nationals Revisited" presented at the Moscow's Hybrid War in Ukraine symposium, co-organised by the University of Bournemouth and the Swedish National Defence College, Bournemouth, 25 February 2015.
- "International Law within the Public Consciousness of the United Kingdom, with a Focus on the Chilcot Iraq Inquiry" presented at the ESCR-funded Commissions of Inquiry: Problems and Prospects workshop at the University of Liverpool, 16 January 2015 (co-presentation with Stephen Samuel).
- "The Self-Defence Reporting Requirement" presented at a staff work-in-progress seminar, University of Reading, 4 December 2013.
- "The Requirement that Self-Defence Actions are Reported to the United Nations Security Council" presented at the University of Liverpool, 27 November 2013.
- "Report on Self-Defence" presented to the Open Working Session of the Committee on the Use of Force at the International Law Association Biannual Conference, Sofia, Bulgaria, 28 August 2012.
- "Cyber-Attacks Under International Law" presented at the International Society for Military Sciences Annual Conference, Tartu, Estonia (hosted by the Baltic Defence College), 9 November 2011.
- "India as a Persistent Objector to a Customary Comprehensive Nuclear Test-Ban: The Implications of Possible Peremptory Status and the Indo-US 123 Agreement" presented at the Third "123 Agreement Project" Workshop, Delhi, India (hosted by the Indian Society of International Law, in partnership with the University of Reading and The Tamil Nadu Dr. Ambedkar Law University, Chennai), 2 April 2011.
- "International Law - An Academic Overview" presented at the Joint Services Command and Staff College, Defence Academy, as part of the Advanced Command and Staff Course for international military personnel, Shrivenham, 16 November 2010.
- "The Persistent Objector Rule in International Law" presented at a staff seminar, University of Reading, 16 June 2010.
- "Objections to the Persistent Objector Rule" presented at the International Law Association British Branch Annual Conference, Oxford Brookes University, 15 April 2010.
- "The Caroline Incident of 1837 and the Modern International Law Governing Self-Defence" presented at the Second Biennial General Conference of the Asian Society of International Law, Tokyo, Japan, 2 August 2009.
- "The Russian Claim of Self-Defence" presented at the Conflict in the Caucasus: Implications for International Legal Order Conference, at the University of Reading (co-sponsored by the Centre for Transnational Law and Justice at the University of Windsor), 15 April 2009.
- "International Law and the Use of Force in Self-Defence" presented at the University of Cambridge, Madingley Hall, to delegates from HM armed forces, 4 February 2009.
- "The Objective Nature of Self-Defence in International Law" presented at the Faculty of Law, University of Windsor, Canada, 7 February 2008.
- "Understanding the Relevance of the Caroline Formula Today" presented at the Law Research Unit of the Athens Institute for Education and Research, 4th International Conference on Law, 16 July 2007.
- "The Clarification of Self-Defence: Proposals Old and New" presented at the Julius Stone Centenary Conference, University of Sydney, Australia, 7 July 2007.
- "DRC v. Uganda: Fluctuating Evidentiary Standards for Self-Defence?" presented at the Public International Law Research Symposium at the University of Edinburgh, 24 May 2006.
- LLB (Hons) (Reading), LLM by thesis (Reading); PhD (Nottingham)
James joined the School of Law in 2006, and was promoted to Professor of Public International Law in 2015. Before joining Reading, he studied for his doctorate at the University of Nottingham and, in 2005, was a visiting research scholar at the University of Michigan. James' primary research interests are the international law on the use of force (particularly self-defence) and the formation of customary international law. He is the author of The Persistent Objector Rule in International Law (Oxford University Press, 2016) and The International Court of Justice and Self-Defence in International Law (Hart Publishing, 2009), which was the winner of the Francis Lieber Prize for an exceptional work in the field of law and armed conflict. He has also edited three book collections and has authored numerous book chapters and articles published in leading journals around the world. James is co-editor-in-chief of the Journal on the Use of Force and International Law (Routledge). He is also a member of the International Law Association Committee on the Use of Force and sits on the Advisory Council for the Institute for International Peace and Security Law (University of Cologne, Germany). James is an alumnus of the University of Reading, having attained both his LLM (by thesis) and his LLB degrees here prior to his doctoral studies.