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Vid Prislan

Dr. V. Prislan LLM
+31 71 527 2727

Vid Prislan has been a staff member of the Grotius Centre since November 2006 as Research Fellow and (since 2011) as a PhD-candidate.

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Vid Prislan obtained degrees in Dutch law (LL.B.) and public international law (LL.M., cum laude)  from Leiden University, and international relations (B.A.) from the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia.

Having briefly interned with the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) in The Hague, Vid joined the Grotius Centre in 2006 as a research assistant to Professor Nico Schrijver. In that capacity, he has conducted research and provided advice in the field of the law of the sea, boundary disputes, international dispute settlement, natural resource management, and public international law in general. He also  assisted counsel in contentious cases before the PCA and the ICJ.

Since 2011, Vid has primarily been working on his PhD research project on the role of domestic judicial decisions in investor-State arbitration. However, he regularly provides expert advice to governments and private parties in the context of various investment arbitration proceedings, as well as on other issues of public international law. Moreover, Vid serves as one of the Book-Review Editors of the Leiden Journal of International Law, a function he has held since 2008.

The role of domestic courts' decisions in investor-state arbitration

In his PhD research, Vid studies substantive and systemic aspects of the interaction between investment tribunals and domestic courts, with particular emphasis on the interpretation and application of domestic law by investment arbitral tribunals and the standard of review that the latter apply when reviewing domestic judicial decisions. The main aim of the project is to devise techniques through which the interaction between investment tribunals and domestic courts can be effectively regulated. Apart from the topic of his PhD research, Vid is interested in other aspects of foreign investment law (particularly, the interaction of the latter with other subfields of public international law), in the legal aspects of territorial and maritime disputes, and in international dispute settlement in general.

Vid lectures in the Practicum course of the LLM Regular programme Public International Law and occasionally in other courses. He also supervises master theses. 


  • Leiden Journal of International Law Editor (Book Reviews)

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