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Dr Daniel Behn

Daniel

Senior Lecturer in International Dispute Resolution

Email: d.behn@qmul.ac.uk
Room Number: Lincoln's Inn Fields
Website: https://ssrn.com/author=704306

Profile

Dr Daniel Behn is Senior Lecturer in International Dispute Resolution in the School of International Arbitration at the Centre for Commercial Law Studies (CCLS), Queen Mary University of London, School of Law. He is a member of the School of International Aribtration and lecturer on international commercial arbitration, investor-state arbitration and international dispute settlement modules.

He also holds a Associate Research Professor position at the PluriCourts Centre for Excellence at the University of Oslo, Faculty of Law.

Postgraduate Teaching

Research

Research Interests:

Dr Daniel Behn's scholarship and research focus on the interdisciplinary study of international courts and tribunals. He has written extensively about the sociological and normative legitimacy of international tribunals with a specific focus on international arbitration. His research is empiraclly-orientated and applies quantitative social science methodologies to the study on international adjudication. His current works relates to the adaptation and novel application of network, computational and predictive methodologies to international adjudicative decision-making. He holds an Associate Research Professor position at the PluriCourts Centre for Excellence at the University of Oslo, Faculty of Law and am an Associate Editor for the Journal of World Invesmtent and Trade.

Examples of research funding:

  • Co-Investigator of LEGINVEST, a Norwegian Research Council funded project on the legitimacy of investor-state arbitration at the University of Oslo
  • Co-Investigator of ISDS IMPARTIALITY, a long-term research project on decision-making in investor-state arbitration at Queen Mary University of London, Faculty of Law

Publications

  • The Legitimacy of Investment Arbitration: Empirical Perspectives (with Ole Kristian Fauchald and Malcolm Langford) (CUP, 2020)
  • Adjudicating International Trade and Investment Disputes: Between Interaction and Isolation (with Malcolm Langford and Szilárd Gáspár-Szilágyi) (CUP, 2020)
  • The Legitimate Role for Investment Law and Arbitration in Protecting Human Rights (with Ole Kristian Fauchald, Malcolm Langford, Eric de Brandabere, Tomer Broude and Caroline Henckels) (2020) Leiden Journal of International Law – Special Issue
  • Reforming International Investment Arbitration (with Chiara Giorgetti and Malcolm Langford) (2020) The Law and Practice of International Courts and Tribunals – Special Issue
  • So Many Treaties, So Few Disputes? Explaining China’s Absence from Investment Arbitration (with Ole Kristian Fauchald and Fredrik Lindmark) in Daniel Behn, Ole Kristian Fauchald and Malcolm Langford, The Legitimacy of Investment Arbitration: Empirical Perspectives (CUP, 2020)
  • The West and the Rest: Geographic Diversity and the Role of Arbitrator Nationality in Investment Arbitration (with Malcolm Langford and Maxim Usynin) in Daniel Behn, Ole Kristian Fauchald and Malcolm Langford (eds.), The Legitimacy of Investment Arbitration: Empirical Perspectives (CUP, 2020)
  • Empirical Perspectives on Investment Arbitration: What Do We Know? Does it Matter? (with Malcolm Langford and Laura Létourneau-Tremblay) (2020) Journal of World Investment and Trade – Special Issue
  • World Peace and International Investment: The Role of Investment Arbitration (with Ole Kristian Fauchald) in Cecilia Bailliet (ed.), Research Handbook on International Law and Peace (Edward Elgar, 2019)
  • Between War and Peace: Intermittent Armed Conflict and Investment Arbitration (with Ana Maria Daza-Clark) European Yearbook of International Economic Law – Special Issue: International Investment Law and the Law of Armed Conflict (Springer, 2019)
  • Private or Public Good? An Empirical Perspective on Investment Arbitration (with Ole Kristian Fauchald and Malcolm Langford) in Massimo Iovane et al (eds.), The Protection of General Interests in Contemporary International Law: A Theoretical and Empirical Inquiry (OUP, 2019)
  • Managing Backlash: The Evolving Investment Treaty Arbitrator? (with Malcolm Langford) (2018) 29(2) European Journal of International Law 1 (Winner of the ESIL Young Scholar’s Prize 2017)
  • Poor States or Poor Governance? Explaining Outcomes in Investment Treaty Arbitration (with Malcolm Langford and Tarald Berge) (2018) 38(3) Northwestern Journal of International Law and Business 1
  • The Performance of Investment Treaty Arbitration in Theresa Squatrito, Oran Young, Andreas Føllesdal and Geir Ulfstein (eds.), The Performance of International Courts and Tribunals (CUP, 2018)
  • Backlash and State Strategies in International Investment Law (with Ole Kristian Fauchald and Malcolm Langford) in Thomas Gammeltoft-Hansen and Tanja Aalberts (eds.), The Changing Practices of International Law: Sovereignty, Law and Politics in a Globalising World (CUP, 2018)
  • The Revolving Door in International Investment Arbitration (with Malcolm Langford and Runar Lie) (2017) 20(2) Journal of International Economic Law 1 (Winner of the John H. Jackson Prize 2019)
  • Trumping the Environment? Empirical Perspectives on the Legitimacy of Investment Treaty Arbitration (with Malcolm Langford) (2017) 18(1) Journal of World Investment and Trade 14
  • The Present and Future Role of Investment Treaty Arbitration in Adjudicating Environmental Disputes (with Ole Kristian Fauchald) (2017) 18(1) Journal of World Investment and Trade – Special Issue
  • Promoting Renewable Energy in the EU: Shifting Trends in Member State Policy Space (with Ole Kristian Fauchald and Laura Létourneau-Tremblay) (2016) 28(2) European Business Law Review 217
  • Judging the Misapplication of a State’s Own Environmental Regulations (with Laura Létourneau-Tremblay) (2016) 17(5) Journal of World Investment and Trade 823
  • Legitimacy, Evolution and Growth in Investment Treaty Arbitration: Empirically Evaluating the State-of-the-Art (2015) 46(2) Georgetown Journal of International Law 363
  • Governments under Cross-Fire? Renewable Energy and International Economic Tribunals (with Ole Kristian Fauchald) (2015) 12(2) Manchester Journal of International Economic Law 117
  • The Relevance of the UNIDRIOT Principles in Investment Arbitration (with Giuditta Cordero-Moss) (2014) 19(4) Uniform Law Review 570

Supervision

  • Disseratation Supervision, LLM in International Dispute Resolution
  • PhD Thesis Supervison:
    • ‘The Scope and Application of MFN Clauses in Investment Treaty Arbitration’ (Queen Mary)
    • ‘The Application of Computational Legal Methods to Investmet Arbitration’ (University of Oslo)
    • ‘Feedback Loops between Investment Arbitration and Treaty Reform’ (University of Oslo)

 

Public Engagement

He is the Deputy Chair of the Academic Forum for UNCITRAL Working Group III on ISDS Reform (2018-).

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