Dr Arman Sarvarian
Lecturer in Law
Qualifications: LL.B. (Lond), LL.M. (Cantab), Ph.D. (UCL), Non-Practising Barrister (Lincoln's Inn)
Phone: Work: 01483 68 6221
Room no: 12 AP 02
Please contact Arman by email to make an appointment.
After taking a first-class bachelor of laws degree at the School of Oriental and African Studies (University of London) in 2007 and a first-class master of laws degree in public international law at Jesus College, University of Cambridge in 2008, Arman completed a PhD in public international law at University College London in May 2012 under the supervision of Professor Philippe Sands QC entitled ‘Professional Ethics at the International Bar’.
From 2009-2010 he acted as legal secretary to the International Law Association Study Group on International Courts and Tribunals throughout the drafting of the ILA Hague Principles on Ethical Standards for Counsel before International Courts and Tribunals. Arman completed the Bar Vocational Course on a Lord Denning Major Scholarship from the Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn and was called to the Bar in 2010.
Since 2011, he has been a member of the International Bar Association Task Force on Counsel Ethics in International Arbitration and he joined the International Law Association Committee on the Use of Force in 2013.
Arman’s primary research interests lie in public international law, including: general international law, international responsibility, procedural law of international courts and tribunals, territorial dispute resolution, statehood and secession, international personality, international environmental law, the law of the UN, the law on the use of force and international humanitarian law. Additional interests include: investment and commercial arbitration, British and Armenian constitutional law and European human rights law.
In addition to his doctoral research in the procedural law of international courts and tribunals, recent and current research projects include: the law of international responsibility and the European Union and European Court of Human Rights, the manifestation of Christianity in the public sphere under Article 9 of the European Convention on Human Rights, and the 2014 Referendum on Independence for Scotland and the law of State succession.
Arman welcomes approaches for supervision from potential doctoral candidates in public international law, particularly in his current fields of research.
- 'The Attribution of Conduct in the Law of International Responsibility, the European Union and the European Court of Human Rights'. European Journal of Human Rights, 1 (4)
[ Status: In preparation ]
- 'Common Ethical Standards for Counsel before the European Court of Justice and European Court of Human Rights'. European Journal of International Law, 23 (4), pp. 991-1014.doi: 10.1093/ejil/chs059
- 'Ethical standards for prosecution and defence counsel before international courts'. Journal of International Criminal Justice, 10 (2), pp. 423-446.doi: 10.1093/jicj/mqs015
- 'Problems of ethical standards for representatives before ICSID tribunals'. Law and Practice of International Courts and Tribunals, 10 (1), pp. 67-134. . (2011)
- 'Observations and Proposals for the Improvement of relations between Turkey and Armenia'. 2nd Edition. Etter Lemkin, 1, pp. 20-42. . (2009)
- 'The Artsakh Question: An Analysis of Territorial Dispute Resolution in International Law'. Melbourne Journal of International Law, 9 (1), pp. 190-216. . (2008)
- 'Common Ethical Standards for Counsel before International Courts and Tribunals'. Amsterdam Centre of International Law, University of Amsterdam: International Law as a Profession: 5th European Society of International Law Research Forum .
- 'The Accession of the European Union to the European Convention on Human Rights and the Law of International Responsibility'. University of Maastricht, Brussels: The EU Accession to the ECHR Workshop . (2012)
Property Law 1A, Property Law 1B (Convenor)
Property Law 2A, Property Law 2B
The Law of International Organisations (Convenor)
Arman is the coach of the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot team.
Member of the International Law Association, British Institute of International and Comparative Law, International Bar Association, European Society of International Law, Bar of England and Wales and the Honourable Society of Lincoln's Inn.