Dr James Summers


Current Teaching


LAW 257 International Law I


LLM 220 Rights of Peoples, Minorities and Indigenous Peoples

LLM 221 The Law of International Organisations and Institutions

LLM 236 International Criminal Law

Doctoral Supervision

Abdulmohsen Alothman

Pataramon Satalak

Bo Long

Alex Gough

Self-determination, resources and borders
Summers, J.J. 2/10/2015 In: International Journal on Minority and Group Rights. 22, 4, 8 p.

Summers, J.J. 2014 In: Contemporary challenges to the laws of war. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press p. 1-29. 29 p. ISBN: 9781107063556.

Peoples and international law: how nationalism and self-determination shape a contemporary law of nations
Summers, J. 2014 2nd ed. Martinus Nijhoff. 630 p. ISBN: 9789004232945.

The internal and external aspects of self-determination reconsidered
Summers, J. 2013 In: Statehood and self-determination. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press ISBN: 9781107029330.

Kosovo : a precedent? the declaration of independence, the advisory opinion and implications for statehood, self-determination and minority rights.
Summers, J. 2011 Leiden : Brill. ISBN: 978 90 04 17599.

Kosovo : from Yugoslav province to disputed independence.
Summers, J. 2011 In: Kosovo: A Precedent? The Declaration of Independence, the Advisory Opinion and Implications for Statehood, Self-determination and Minority Rights. Leiden : Brill p. 3-51. 49 p. ISBN: 978 90 04 17599.

Russia and competing spheres of influence : the case of Georgia, Abkhazia and South Ossetia.
Summers, J. 2011 In: International Law in a Multipolar World. Oxford : Routledge ISBN: 0415565219.

Relativising sovereignty : remedial secession and humanitarian intervention in international law.
Summers, J. 05/2010 In: St Anthony's International Review. 6, 1, p. 16-36. 21 p.
Journal article

Review of Steven Wheatley, Democracy, minorities and international law
Summers, J. 2009 In: International Journal on Minority and Group Rights. 16, 2, 3 p.
Book/Film/Article review

Peoples and International Law: How Nationalism and Self Determination Shape a Contemporary Law of Nations.
Summers, J. 2007 Martinus Nijhoff Publishers/ Brill Academic. 464 p. ISBN: 9789004154919.

The Right to Self Determination and Nationalism in International Law.
Summers, J. 1/09/2005 In: International Journal on Minority and Group Rights. 12, 4, p. 325-354. 30 p.
Journal article

Review of Marta Johanson, Self-determination and borders
Summers, J. 05/2005 In: Netherlands International Law Review. 52, 1, 7 p.
Book/Film/Article review

Review of Zelim A. Skurbaty, Beyond a one-dimensional state: an emerging right to autonomy?
Summers, J. 2005 In: International Journal on Minority and Group Rights. 12, 1, 3 p.
Book/Film/Article review

The right of self-defence: against whom?
Summers, J. 2005 In: Yearbook of New Zealand Jurisprudence. 8, 1, p. 33-50. 18 p.
Journal article

The Rhetoric and Practice of Self Determination. A Right of all Peoples or Political Institutions?
Summers, J. 10/2004 In: Nordic Journal of International Law. 73, 3, p. 325-363. 39 p.
Journal article

Review of Karen Knop, Diversity and self-determination in international law
Summers, J. 2004 In: Finnish Yearbook of International Law. 14, 7 p.
Book/Film/Article review

The Status of Self-determination in International Law: A Question of Legal Significance or Political Importance?
Summers, J. 2004 In: Finnish Yearbook of International Law. 14, p. 271-293. 23 p.
Journal article