The Oxford Guide to Treaties brings clarity to a topic of central importance to policymakers, practicing attorneys, and a wide range of academics. Comprehensive in its scope, and equally valuable both to those coming to treaties for the first time and to those who have spent many years poring over texts, the Oxford Guide provides the reader with detailed explanations of the key rules and issues that mark contemporary international treaty law and practice. With contributions from leading scholars and practitioners, and expertly edited, the Oxford Guide will serve as the authoritative reference volume in this field for years to come. ASIL Award Citation The Oxford Guide to Treaties fills some important voids ... The Guide forms an excellent starting point for further research on such grand topics as interpretation, while some chapters on the narrower issues are so complete that the practitioner will find all she needs ... useful point of (first) reference for both practitioners and academics. Tim Staal, European Journal of International Law Hollis' book marks a refreshing and welcome change of pace and focus ... The volume is and will long remain an essential reference for any one working with treaties either in a practical or academic way. Mark Weston Janis, NILR
About the Author
Duncan B. Hollis, Professor of Law and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Temple University Beasley School of Law
Duncan B. Hollis is Professor of Law and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at Temple University's Beasley School of Law. Professor Hollis's scholarship focuses on treaties and other forms of international agreement, examining the formation, interpretation, and application of treaties and political commitments in international, comparative and constitutional contexts. He co-edited and co-authored National Treaty Law & Practice (2005) and his writings have appeared in journals such as the American Journal of International Law, Harvard International Law Journal, Texas Law Review, and the Virginia Journal of International Law. Prior to joining the Temple faculty, Professor Hollis served from 1998 to 2004 in the Office of the Legal Adviser at the U.S. Department of State. During his tenure at the State Department, he worked for several years as the attorney-adviser for treaty affairs, addressing legal and constitutional issues associated with U.S. treaties.