Vaughan Lowe


Vaughan Lowe

Alan Vaughan Lowe QC (born 1952) is a leading barrister and academic specialising in the field of international law. He has been Chichele Professor of Public International Law in the University of Oxford, and a Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford, since 1999. He was called to the Bar of England and Wales at Gray's Inn in 1993 and appointed Queen's Counsel on 28 March 2008. Associé de l'Institut de droit international since 2005.

Lowe was educated at Cardiff University where he graduated with the degrees of LL.B. (1973), LL.M. (1978), and Ph.D. (1980). He also holds degrees from the University of Cambridge (M.A. 1991), where he was Reader in International Law and a Fellow of Corpus Christi College (1988-1999), and the University of Oxford (M.A. 1999) where he has been Chichele Professor of Public International Law since 1999.

Prior to his appointment at the University of Oxford, he taught at the Universities of Cardiff, Manchester, and Cambridge.

His academic writings include "The Law of the Sea", (with Robin Churchill) and "The Settlement of International Disputes", (with John Collier). He is co-editor of the "British Year Book of International Law" and general editor of the "Oxford Monographs in International Law."

Lowe practises as a barrister from Essex Court Chambers, 24 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London, mainly in the field of international law. His notable appointments include the arbitral tribunals in the cases of "Barbados v. Trinidad & Tobago maritime delimitation" (2006) (as party-appointed arbitrator), and "Bayview v United Mexican States" (ICSID, 2006-) (as President of tribunal), and the European Nuclear Energy Tribunal (2006- ) (as a judge, nominated by the UK).

Cases

Cases in which he acted as counsel include
*"R v. Jones and others" [2004] EWCA Crim 1981; [2006] UKHL 16 (for defendants Pritchard and Olditch);
*"Legal Consequences of the Construction of a Wall in the Occupied Palestinian Territory", ICJ, 2004 (for Palestine);
*"Case concerning Land Reclamation by Singapore", ITLOS, 2003, (for Singapore);
*"Case concerning the MOX plant", UNCLOS arbitration, 2003(for Ireland).
*"Azinas v. Cyprus", Grand Chamber ECHR, 2003 (for Cyprus);
*"Lauder v Czech Republic", CME v Czech Republic, ad hoc arbitral tribunals, 2001, (for Czech Republic);
*"Case concerning the MOX plant", ITLOS, 2001 (for Ireland);
*"Southern Bluefin Tuna case", ad hoc arbitral tribunal, 2000 (for Japan);
*"Case concerning Passage Through the Great Belt", International Court of Justice, 1991 92 (for Finland).

Publications

* [http://www.ouls.ox.ac.uk/law/collections/facultypublications/lowe List of publications] , at the website of the Bodleian Law Library.

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