Adjunct Associate Professor

Doctorate of Laws (Dr. iur.) (Leiden), LL.M. (University College London), LL.B. (NUS), Attorney and Counselor-at-Law (New York State, USA)

  • Legal Adviser to the President, Iran-United States Claims Tribunal
  • Brandon Fellow, Lauterpacht Centre for International Law, University of Cambridge
  • Global Associate, Centre for International Law, National University of Singapore
  • Associate Research Fellow, Faculty of Law, Leiden University
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Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore
Eu Tong Sen Building
469G Bukit Timah Road
Singapore 259776
Research Interests

Public international law, international humanitarian law, international dispute settlement, international law and new technologies, international space law, international commercial and investment treaty arbitration

Subjects Taught

International Space Law

Brief Biodata

Dr. Gérardine Goh Escolar is Legal Adviser to the President of the Iran-United States Claims Tribunal. Alongside Tribunal work, she acts as tribunal secretary and advisor on various State-to-State, investor-State, and commercial arbitrations under the ICSID, ICC and UNCITRAL frameworks.

With a decade's experience at the international judicial, ambassadorial and ministerial levels, Geri has acted as the primary third-party liaison in sensitive relationships, counsel and representative at high-level meetings, and consultant to companies, institutions and governments.

Geri conducts research and teaches at various universities in Europe and Asia. Her research publications have won various awards, including the 2010 Social Science Book Prize of the International Academy of Astronautics, and the 2003 Diederiks-Verschoor Medal. She contributes to the International Law Reports and the Annotated Leading Cases of International Criminal Tribunals, and is working on her fourth book, International Law and Outer Space (Oxford UP: forthcoming 2017).

Representative Publications

1. Comment on Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL), Decision on Mr El Sayed's Motion for the Disqualification of Judge Riachy from the Appeals Chamber Pursuant to Rule 25, Case No. CH/PRES/2010/08, 5 November 2010, and Decision on Mr Sayed's Motion for Disqualification of Judge Chamseddine from the Appeals Chamber Pursuant to Rule 25, Case No. CH/PRES/2010/08, 5 November 2010, in A. Klip and S. Freeland (eds.), (2016) XLIX ANNOTATED LEADING CASES OF INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL TRIBUNALS (forthcoming 2016).

2. "Earth Observation Data as Evidence in the Courts of Singapore", in R. Purdy and D. Leung (eds.), Earth Observation and the Law, (2013: Martinus Nijhoff), pp. 93-112.

3. Republic of the Philippines v. Maler Foundation and ors. (Civil Appeal No. 7 of 2007), in E. Lauterpacht and C. Greenwood (eds.), (2012) 150 INTERNATIONAL LAW REPORTS 741.

4. Contemporary Issues and Future Challenges in Air and Space Law, (2011: Air and Space Books), 401 pages, ISBN 978 946190380 8 (co-author and co-editor, with S. Singamsetty, S. Langston and R. Kadir).

5. The Cologne Commentary on Space Law: Volume I, (2009: Kluwer), 298 pages, ISBN 978 345227185 3 (co-author and assistant editor, with S. Hobe, B. Schmidt-Tedd and K.-U. Schrogl). Winner of the 2010 Social Science Book Award, International Academy of Astronautics (2010).

6. Dispute Settlement in International Space Law, (2007: Martinus Nijhoff), 399 pages, ISBN 978 900415545 9 (author).

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