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Dr Joshua Paine

BA/LLB(Hons), LL.M, PhD

  • BS8 1RJ


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Joshua (Josh) Paine has been a lecturer in law at the University of Bristol since 1 January 2020. Prior to that, he was a Senior Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute Luxembourg for Procedural Law for three years, in the Department of International Law and Dispute Resolution. Josh is an international lawyer with a focus on international investment law and international adjudication. His research has been published or is forthcoming in the European Journal of International Law, ICSID Review – Foreign Investment Law Journal, Journal of International Dispute Settlement, Journal of World Investment & Trade, Leiden Journal of International Law, and edited volumes published by Brill Nijhoff, Cambridge University Press, Edward Elgar and Hart. Josh serves as an Associate Editor of the Journal of World Investment & Trade and as a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Max Planck Encyclopedia of International Procedural Law. In 2017 he was the winner of the European Society of International Law Young Scholar Prize for the best paper submitted to the ESIL annual conference by a scholar within three years of their doctorate.

Josh is currently completing a monograph, developed from his doctoral thesis, entitled The Functions of International Adjudication and International Environmental Litigation (under contract with Cambridge University Press). The book uses the category of environmental cases to compare the functions of international adjudication across the contexts of dispute settlement in the World Trade Organization and the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, International Court of Justice litigation, and investment treaty arbitration. Specifically, the book analyses how adjudicators across these settings manage the problems of changes in law or facts, the standard and method of review, and contributing to broader processes of dispute resolution.

Josh holds a PhD in law from the University of Melbourne, an LLM in international law from Cambridge University, and a BA/LLB (Hons) from the Australian National University. He has previously taught a range of law courses at the Universities of Luxembourg, Melbourne, Canberra, and the Australian National University, and worked as a Judge’s Associate in the Supreme Court of New South Wales. In 2014 Josh held a visiting fellowship at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law. Josh is admitted as a lawyer in New South Wales, Australia.

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Research Output

Rodrigo Polanco, The Return of the Home State to Investor-State Disputes: Bringing Back Diplomatic Protection?

Paine, J., 7 Aug 2020, In : European Journal of International Law. 31, 1, p. 378-384 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review (Academic Journal)

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  • Standard of Review

    Paine, J., 13 Mar 2020, (Accepted/In press) International Investment Law: An Analysis of Major Decisions. Ruiz Fabri, H. & Stoppioni, E. (eds.). Hart Publishing, (Studies in International Trade and Investment Law).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter in a book

    The Judicial Dimension of Regime Interaction beyond Systemic Integration

    Paine, J., 11 Jun 2020, Regime Interaction in Ocean Governance: Problems, Theories and Methods. Trevisanut, S., Giannopoulos, N. & Roland Holst, R. (eds.). Brill Academic Publishers, p. 184-221 38 p. (Publications on Ocean Development).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter in a book


    • 2 Editorial activity
    • 1 Invited talk
    • 1 Publication peer-review

    ELSA Webinars Academy for International Investment Law 2020

    Joshua Paine (Invited speaker)

    18 Aug 2020

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesInvited talk

    European Journal of International Law (Journal)

    Joshua Paine (Peer reviewer)

    Nov 2019

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPublication peer-review

    Journal of World Investment and Trade (Journal)

    Joshua Paine (Editorial board member)

    1 Apr 2018 → …

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial activity