Dr James Summers


Current Teaching


LAW 257X International Law


LLM 220 Rights of Peoples, Minorities and Indigenous Peoples

LLM 221/d The Law of International Organisations and Institutions

Doctoral Supervision

Sylvia Adusu

Decolonisation Revisited and the Obligation not to Divide a Non-Self-Governing Territory
Summers, J.J. 31/01/2019 In: Questions of International Law. 55, p. 147-176. 29 p.
Journal article

Property Rights and the Protection of Subsistence in Article 1(2) of the Human Rights Covenants
Summers, J. 24/01/2019 In: International Journal on Minority and Group Rights. 32 p.
Journal article

Non-State Actors and International Obligations: Creation, Evolution and Enforcement
Summers, J.J., Gough, A. 2018 Leiden : Brill. 487 p. ISBN: 9789004340237. Electronic ISBN: 9789004340251.

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