Dr Oisin Suttle

Law

Lecturer
Assistant Professor

New House
206
(01) 4747772

Biography

Dr Oisin Suttle joined the department as Assistant Professor of Law in 2019.

Oisin’s research interests are primarily in international law, including in particular international trade law, and legal and political theory. His work addresses fundamental political and moral questions in international economic governance, including how we should understand the demands of justice and equality in the international economy, what grounds the legitimate authority of international laws and courts, and what role moral concerns should play in the interpretation of international treaties. His 2017 book, Distributive Justice and World Trade Law: A Political Theory of International Economic Law (2017, Cambridge), was awarded the prestigious Peter Birks Prize for Oustanding Legal Scholarship by the Society of Legal Scholars. Other work has been published in leading international journals, including the European Journal of International Law, the Modern Law Review, and International & Comparative Law Quarterly.
 
Before joining Maynooth University Oisin taught at Queen’s University Belfast (2017-19), the University of Sheffield (2014-17) and University College London (2012-14). He holds degrees in law (University College Dublin) and international relations (University of Oxford), and a Ph.D. on the philosophy of international economic law (University College London). He previously practiced commercial law with a leading Dublin law firm, and is qualified as a solicitor both in Ireland and in England and Wales.

Research Interests

International Economic Law
Legal and Political Theory
Public International Law

My current research includes projects examining:
- the moral foundations of competition law and claims of competitive fairness in domestic and international law;
- the potential grounds of legitimate authority of investment law and investment arbitration, and their implications for the scope of investment law and harmonisation efforts;
- the role that values should and/or must play in treaty interpretation, and their implications for moral theorising of substantive areas of international law.

Books

  Year Publication
2017 Distributive Justice and World Trade Law: A Political Theory of International Trade Regulation.
Suttle, Oisin (2017) Distributive Justice and World Trade Law: A Political Theory of International Trade Regulation. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
2020 'Reasons, Institutions, Authorities: Three Models of Exceptions in World Trade Law'
Suttle, Oisin (2020) 'Reasons, Institutions, Authorities: Three Models of Exceptions in World Trade Law' In: Bartels, Lorand and Paddeu, Federica (eds). Exceptions and Defences in International Law. Oxford, United Kingdom: Oxford University Press. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
2019 'Rules and Values in International Adjudication: The Case of the WTO Appellate Body'
Suttle, Oisin (2019) 'Rules and Values in International Adjudication: The Case of the WTO Appellate Body'. International and Comparative Law Quarterly, 68 (2) [DOI] [Details]
2017 'What Sorts of Things are Public Morals? A Liberal Cosmopolitan Approach to Article XX GATT'
Suttle, Oisin (2017) 'What Sorts of Things are Public Morals? A Liberal Cosmopolitan Approach to Article XX GATT'. The Modern Law Review, 80 (4):569-599 [DOI] [Details]
2016 'Debt, Default, and Two Liberal Theories of Justice'
Suttle, Oisin (2016) 'Debt, Default, and Two Liberal Theories of Justice'. German Law Journal, 17 (5) [DOI] [Details]
2015 'Equality in Global Commerce: Towards a Political Theory of International Economic Law'
Suttle, Oisin (2015) 'Equality in Global Commerce: Towards a Political Theory of International Economic Law'. European Journal of International Law, 25 (4):1043-1070 [DOI] [Details]
2014 'Book Review Essay: Poverty and Justice: Competing Lenses on International Economic Law'
Oisin Suttle (2014) 'Book Review Essay: Poverty and Justice: Competing Lenses on International Economic Law'. The Journal of World Investment & Trade, 15 (5-6):1071-1086 [Details]