Stefan Talmon is Professor of Public Law, Public International Law and European Union Law, and Director of the Institute of Public International Law at the University of Bonn. He is also a Supernumerary Fellow of St Anne's College, Oxford. From 2003 to 2011 he was Lecturer, Reader and Professor of Public International Law in the University of Oxford, and a Tutorial Fellow of St Anne's College, Oxford. He has a wide-ranging practice in public international law appearing before the International Court of Justice, the European Court of Human Rights and arbitral tribunals (including ICSID), as well as courts in the United Kingdom, the United States of America, and Germany.
Stefan's most recent practice has included land and maritime disputes in the South and East China Sea, colonial boundaries in Africa, European Union sanctions in response to the shooting down of Malaysian Airlines flight MH-17 over Ukraine, State immunity, freedom of expression under the ECHR, the external powers of the EU with regard to the manipulation of sports competitions, and investment protection in situations of civil war, illegal annexation and State succession.
He has also consulted on UN and EU economic sanctions; the financing of terrorism, outer continental shelf delineations, the extraterritorial applications of laws, the enforcement of judgments under the Brussels I Regulation; international air traffic with unrecognized States, genocide in international law, the legal status of insurrectional regimes, archaeological excavations and expropriation of private property in occupied territory; and underwater cultural heritage.
Stefan has also conducted reviews of environmental implications of defence projects and has instructed army, air force and naval officers on international law and the law of the sea. From 2003-2011 he taught international law to diplomats on the Oxford Foreign Service Programme.