Cambridge Studies in International and Comparative Law
- General Editors: James Crawford SC FBA, University of Cambridge, John S. Bell FBA, University of Cambridge
- Editorial board: Hilary Charlesworth, Australian National University, Canberra, Lori Damrosch, Columbia Law School, New York, John Dugard, Universiteit Leiden, Mary-Ann Glendon, Harvard Law School, Massachusetts, Christopher Greenwood, London School of Economics and Political Science, David Johnston, University of Edinburgh, Hein Kötz, Max-Planck-Institut, Hamburg, Donald McRae, University of Ottawa, Onuma Yasuaki, University of Tokyo, Reinhard Zimmermann, Universität Regensburg, Germany
Established originally in 1946 and re-launched, Cambridge Studies in International and Comparative Law is a forum for high quality studies in the field of public and private international and comparative law. Although these are distinct legal sub-disciplines, developments since 1946 confirm their interrelation. Comparative law is increasingly used as a tool in the making of law at national, regional and international levels. Private international law is now often affected by international conventions, and the issues faced by classical conflict rules are dealt with by substantive harmonization of law under international auspices. Mixed international arbitrations, especially those involving state economic activity, raise mixed questions of public and private international law, while in many fields (such as the protection of human rights and democratic standards, investment guarantees and international criminal law) international and national systems interact. National constitutional arrangements relating to 'foreign affairs', and to the implementation of international norms, are a focus of attention.