Dr. Y. Radi

  • Assistant professor in International Law
  • Public International Law (statehood, international organizations, law-making, responsibility, theory and foundations)
  • International Investment Law
  • International Dispute Settlement/ Arbitration
  • Legal Theory


Dr Yannick Radi is an Assistant Professor in International Law at the Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies of Leiden University and a Guest Professor at the University of Lille where he lectures on the philosophy of International Law. He regularly appears as a speaker and lecturer on various issues of International Law and International Investment Law. He is a Senior Editor of the Leiden Journal of International Law, section International Legal Theory. He participates as an Associated Researcher to the ‘Architecture of Post-national Rulemaking’ project led at the University of Amsterdam.

Before joining Leiden University, Dr Yannick Radi was an Assistant Professor at the University of Groningen, a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Amsterdam Center for International Law and a Lecturer in Public International Law at the Universities of Paris X and Florence. He received his doctorate in law (PhD) from the European University Institute (EUI) in Florence. He holds a Master of research in law from the EUI and a LLM in Public International Law from the University Paris II Panthéon-Assas. 

His areas of expertise include general International Law, International Investment Law and (International) Legal Theory. His research has been published in established international law journals and in numerous edited volumes. 

Selected publications

  • La standardisation et le droit international – Esquisses d’une théorie dialectique de la formation du droit (Bruxelles, Bruylant, 2013) (monograph).

  • ‘The “Human Nature” of International Investment Law’, Transnational Dispute Management (2013).

  • ‘Le droit de l’expropriation directe et indirecte’, in Ch. Leben, I. Fadlallah (ed.), Traité de droit des investissements étrangers (Paris, Pedone, 2013) (co-authored with P.-M. Dupuy).

  • ‘Promenade avec Aristote dans les jardins du droit international’, in D. Alland, V. Chetail, O. de frouville, J. E. Vinuales (eds.), Unity and Diversity of International Law. Essays in Honour of Professor Pierre-Marie Dupuy (Leiden, Martinus Nijhoff, 2013).

  • ‘Standardization: A Dynamic and Procedural Conceptualization of International Law-Making’, 25(2) Leiden Journal of International Law (2012) 283. 

  • ‘Realizing Human Rights in Investment Treaty Arbitration: A Perspective From Within the International Investment Law ‘Toolbox’’, 37(4) North Carolina Journal of International Law and Commercial Regulation (2012) 1107.

  • ‘The Coherence of International Law – An Illustration by International Investment Law’, 2 The Hague Yearbook of International Law (2012) 415.

  • Waiting for Godot: An Analysis of the Advisory Opinion on Kosovo’, 24(2) Leiden Journal of International Law (2011) 331 (co-authored with D. Jacobs).

  • The Application of the Most-Favoured-Nation Clause to the Dispute Settlement Provisions of Bilateral Investment Treaties: Domesticating the 'Trojan Horse'’, 18(4) European Journal of International Law (2007) 757. 

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