Selected publications

(See also the Cristin database)

Follesdal, Andreas and Ulfstein, Geir, International Courts and Tribunals: Rise and Reactions (May 15, 2017). Introduction to The Judicialization of International Law – a Mixed Blessing? to appear, Oxford University Press 2017. Available at SSRN:

Ulfstein, Geir, A Transnational Separation of Powers? (June 6, 2017). Saul, Matt, Andreas Føllesdal & Geir Ulfstein (2017): The International Human Rights Judiciary and National Parliaments: Opportunities and Challenges. Cambridge University Press, Forthcoming; PluriCourts Research Paper No. 18-01. Available at SSRN:

Ulfstein, Geir International Courts and tribunals and the Rule of Law in Asia. Chapter in: Global Constitutionalism from European and East Asian Perspectives, Forthcoming

Føllesdal, Andreas; Ruud, Morten; Ulfstein, Geir, Menneskerettighetene og Norge. Universitetsforlaget 2017 (ISBN 978-82-15-02212-3) 335 s.

Føllesdal, Andreas; Ruud, Morten; Ulfstein, Geir, De internasjonale menneskerettighetene og Norge: Spenninger og samspill. I: Menneskerettighetene og Norge. Universitetsforlaget 2017 ISBN 978-82-15-02212-3. s. 13-32

Ulfstein, Geir, Den europeiske menneskerettighetsdomstolen og Høyesteretts juridiske metode. I: Menneskerettighetene og Norge. Universitetsforlaget 2017 ISBN 978-82-15-02212-3. s. 238-254

Ulfstein, Geir, Den europeiske menneskerettighetsdomstolen som en konstitusjonell domstol?. I: Cand.mag.,, cand.jur., cand.alt Festskrift til Aslak Syse. Gyldendal Juridisk 2016 ISBN 978-82-05-49372-8. s. 499-508

Ulfstein, Geir, Høyesteretts anvendelse av traktatorganers tolkningspraksis. Lov og rett: Norsk juridisk tidsskrift 2016 ;Volum 55.(7) s. 395-404

Ulfstein, Geir, The European Court of Human Rights and national courts: a constitutional relationship?. I: Shifting Centres of Gravity in Human Rights protection.. Routledge 2016 ISBN 978-1-138-12124-9. s. 46-58

Ulfstein, Geir; Aksenova, Marina, The Task of Regional and International Courts in Guarding Constitutionalism and Human Rights. I: Judges as Guardians of Constitutionalism and Human Rights. Edward Elgar Publishing 2016 ISBN 9781785365850. s. 352-370

Ulfstein, Geir, Transparency in International Law. Edited by Andrea Bianchi and Anne Peters. Cambridge, New York: Cambridge University Press, 2013.. American Journal of International Law 2015 ;Volum 109.(2) s. 448-452

Ulfstein, Geir, Interpretation of the ECHR in the Light of Other International Instruments (2015). Available at SSRN:

Føllesdal, Andreas; Karlsson Schaffer, Johan; Ulfstein, Geir (eds). The Legitimacy of international human rights regimes : legal, political and philosophical perspectives. Cambridge University Press 2014 (ISBN 978-1-107-03460-0)

Ulfstein, Geir. International Courts and Judges: Independence, Interaction, and Legitimacy. New York University Journal of International Law and Politics 2014 ;46.(3) pp. 849-866

Ulfstein, Geir. Law-making by Human Rights Treaty Bodies. in: International Law-making. Essays in Honour of Jan Klabbers. Routledge 2014 ISBN 978-0-415-65956-7. pp. 249-259

Ulfstein, Geir. Rule of law: “Constitutional court” or “guardian of individuals”?. The Long Term Future of the European Court of Human Rights, The long-term future of the European Court of Human Rights, MultiRights. Annual Conference organised by PluriCourts under the auspices of the Council of Europe in Holmenkollen Park Hotel, Oslo, Norway, 7-8 April 2014. Council of Europe 2014.

Ulfstein, Geir. The European Court of Human Rights as a Constitutional Court?. Schriftenreihe der Universität der Bundeswehr München 2014

Ulfstein, Geir. Towards an International Human Rights Judiciary. in: International Law and Changing Perceptions of Security. Martinus Nijhoff Publishers 2014 ISBN 978-9004-27457-0. pp. 296-306

Ulfstein, Geir; Føllesdal, Andreas. The European Court of Human Rights and the Norwegian Supreme Court: Independence and Democratic Control. in: The Independence of Judges. Eleven International Publishing 2014 ISBN 978-94-6236-116-4. pp. 247-260

Voigt, Christina; Ulfstein, Geir. Rethinking the legal form and principles of a new climate agreement. in: Toward a New Climate Agreement. Conflict, Resolution and Governance. Routledge 2014 ISBN 978-0-415-64379-5. pp. 183-198

Føllesdal, Andreas; Peters, Birgit; and Ulfstein, Geir (eds). Constituting Europe: The European Court of Human Rights in a National, European and Global Context. Cambridge University Press 2013 (ISBN 978-1-107-02444-1)

Ulfstein, G. (2013). Les Activites Normatives de l’Organisation Internationale, in Evelyn Lagrange et Jean-Marc Sorel: Droit des Organisations Internationales, L.G.D.J: 737-755.

‘Awarding Compensation in a Fragmented Legal System: The Diallo Case’, Journal of International Dispute Settlement (2013) 1-9.

‘The Legality of the NATO Bombing in Libya’, International and Comparative Law Quarterly, Vol. 63, No. 1 (2013)

‘The Relationship between Constitutionalism and Pluralism’, Göttingen Journal of International Law, Vol. 4, No. 2 (2012)

‘Den rettslige betydningen av avgjørelser fra menneskerettslige konvensjonsorganer’, Lov og rett, Vol. 51, 9, (2012)

‘Afghanistan, folkerett og redelighet – replikk til Frode Helmich Pedersen, av Geir Ulfstein’, Samtiden (2012)

Treaty regimes’ in the Oxford Guide to Treaties, Duncan B. Hollis (ed.) (2012)

Den europeiske menneskerettighetsdomstolen og høyesterett – Uavhengighet og demokratisk kontroll‘ [‘The ECtHR and the Supreme Court – Independence and Democratic Control’] (with Andreas Føllesdal), in Dommernes uavhengighet, Fagbokforlaget (2012)

‘Depoliticizing compliance’, in Promoting Compliance in an Evolving Climate Regime, Cambridge University Press (2012)

UN Human Rights Treaty Bodies (edited with Helen Heller), Cambridge University Press (2012)

Maritime Delimitation in the Arctic‘ (with Tore Henriksen), 42 Ocean Development and International Law 1-21 (2011).

‘Reflections on institutional design – especially treaty bodies’, in Research Handbook on the law of International Organizations, Edward Elgar (2011)

‘The Legal Status of Views Adopted by the Human Rights Committee – From Genesis to Adoption of General Comment No. 33’, in Making Peoples Heard: Essays on Human Rights in Honour of Gudmundur Alfredsson. Martinus Nijhoff Publishers (2011)

‘Innføring i folkerett’ [‘Introduction to Public International Law’](4. utg.), Universitetsforlaget (2011)

International Framework for Decision-Making‘ in Malgosia Fitzmaurice and David Ong (eds) Research Handbook on International Environmental Law, Edward Elgar (2010)

The Disputed Maritime Zones around Svalbard‘ (with Robin Churchill) in Myron H. Nordquist, Tomas H. Heidar and John Norton Moore (eds) Changes in the Arctic Environment and the Law of the Sea, Brill (2010).

The Constitutionalization of International Law (with Jan Klabbers and Anne Peters) (Oxford University Press 2009)

‘Menneskerettslige overvåkningsorganer: betydningen i folkeretten og norsk rett’ [‘Human Rights treaty bodies: the impact in international and norwegian law’], in Arbeid og rett. Festskrift til Henning Jakhellns 70-årsdag. Cappelen Damm Akademisk (2009)

‘Human Rights, States Complaints’, ‘Maritime Delimitation between Greenland and Jan Mayen Case (Denmark v. Norway)’, ‘Spitsbergen/Svalbard’ and ‘Jan Mayen’ in Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law, Oxford University Press (2008)

Do We Need a World Court of Human Rights?‘, in O. Engdahl and P. Wrange (eds.), The Law as it Was and the Law as it Should Be, Brill (2008), pp. 261-272.

‘Counter-terrorism Measures: The Need for National and International Review’, in R.F. Jørgensen and K. Slavensky, Implementing Human Rights. Essays in Honour of Morten Kjærum, The Danish Institute for Human Rights, 2007, pp. 451-461. Also in Nordic Journal of Human Rights, Vol. 25 No. 2 (2007), pp. 205-213.

Making Treaties Work: Human Rights, Environment and Arms Control (Geir Ulfstein (ed.) in collaboration with Andreas Zimmermann, Kiel and Thilo Marauhn, Giessen) (Cambridge University Press, 2007)

‘Treaty bodies’, in Dan Bodansky, Jutta Brunnée and Ellen Hey (eds), Oxford Handbook of International Environmental Law (Oxford University Press, 2007)

Innføring i folkerett (3. utg.) [‘Introduction to International Law’] (with Morten Ruud), Oslo, Tano Aschehoug, 2006, 319 pp. (

‘Forsvarspolitikk og folkerett’ [‘Defence policy and international law’], in Aslak Syse, Ole Kristian Fauchald and Henning Jakhelln (eds), ‘… dog Fred er ej det Bedste’, Festschrift to Carl August Fleischer, pp. 605-620, Universitetsforlaget, 2006

Internasjonale menneskerettigheter – er det gått for langt? [‘International human rights – has it gone too far?’], Lov og Rett, nr 5-6 (2005), s. 257-59

The Kyoto Compliance System: Towards Hard Enforcement (with Jacob Werksman), in Implementing the Climate Regime, Eartscan 2005 (see below), pp. 39-65.

Implementing the Climate Regime: International Compliance (co-editor with O.S. Stokke and J. Hovi), Earthscan 2005.

Reweaving the fabric of International Law? Patterns of Consent in Environmental Framework Agreements, Comments to Jutta Brunnée, in R. Wolfrum and V. Röben (eds), Developments of International Law in Treaty Making, Springer 2005, pp. 145-53.

The Sami People’s Right to Land in Norway (with Hans Petter Graver), International Journal on Minority and Group Rights, Vol. 11, 2004, pp. 337-77

Indigenous Peoples’ Right to land, Max Planck Yearbook of United National Law, Vol. 8, 2004, pp. 1-47.

Yearbook of International Environmental Law, Co-Editor-in-Chief, Oxford University Press (2003, 2004, 2005)(,

Irak og folkeretten [‘Iraq and International Law’], Lov og Rett (2003), pp. 451-468)

Terrorism and the Use of Force, Security Dialogue, Vol. 34 No 2 June 2003, pp. 153-169 (

Krig mot Irak. Foreligger det et FN-mandat for bruk av militærmakt? [‘War against Iraq. Does a UN authorization for the use of military force exist?’] (med Henrik Thune og Espen Barth Eide), Internasjonal Politikk nr. 1 (2003), s. 93-121, også NUPI-notat No. 643. 2003 (

The Marine Environment and International Environmental Governance, in M.H.Nordquist, J.N. Moore, S. Mahmoudi (eds), ‘The Stockholm Declaration and Law of the Marine Envionment, Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, 2003, pp. 101-09.

Erstatning for israelske skader på de okkuperte områdene [‘Compensation for damage on Palestinian territories’] Kritisk Juss, Bind 29, Nr. 1-3, 2002, s. 133-139

Svalbardmiljøloven, i Norsk Lovkommentar (Karnov), 2002

Fisheries Management and the 1992 Convention on Biological Diversity, in Afmælisrit. Til Heiðurs (Festschrift)Gunnari G. Schram Sjötugum 20, februar 2001, Almenna bókafélagið, Reykjavík, 2002, pp. 491-507 and in Hege Brækus (ed.), Laws on Marine Environmental Protection in China, Russia and Norway, Det Juridiske fakultet i Tromsøs Skriftserie No. 50, University of Tromsø, Norway, pp. 40-55 (2002)

A New Attack Against Iraq will Weaken International Law, Security Dialogue, Vol. 33 (4), 2002

Terror og folkerett [‘Terror and Public International Law’], Lov og rett, nr. 2/2002, s. 67-82

Review: ‘Developments in International Fisheries Law’, edited by Ellen Hey, Kluwer Law International (1999) International Journal of Marine and Coastal Law 2002; Volume 17(1) p. 149-152

Terror and International Law, Security Dialogue, Vol. 32, No. 4, December 2001 (

Folkeretten og norsk miljøpolitikk – muligheter og begrensninger [‘International law and Norwegian environmental policy’], i Bent Sofus Tranøy og Øyvind Østerud (red.), Mot et globalisert Norge? Rettslige bindinger, økonomiske føringer og politisk handlingsrom. Makt- og demokratiutredningen 1998-2003. Gyldendal Akademisk, Oslo, 2001, s. 41-69

Review: ‘200 sømils fiskeriterritorium’ by Kaare Bangert. Tidsskrift for rettsvitenskap 2001 (4-5) p. 910-911

Review: ‘Moderne folkeret efter det 20. århundrede’ by Ole Spiermann. Retfærd. Nordisk Juridisk Tidsskrift 2001 (94) p. 90-92

Robin Churchill and Geir Ulfstein, ‘Autonomous Institutional Arrangments in Multilateral Environmental Agreements: A Little noticed Phenomenon in International Law‘, American Journal of International Law, Vol 94, No. 4, October 2000, pp. 623-660

Geir Ulfstein, Hans Chr. Bugge, Ole Kristian Fauchald og Inger Johanne Sand, Folkerettslige rammer for norsk miljøpolitikk [‘International law as limitations for Norwegian environmental Policy’], Makt- og demokratiutredningen 1998-2003, Rapportserien No. 19, October 2000, 148 s.

Internasjonal miljøretts stilling i norsk rett [‘The Status of International Environmental Law in Norwegian Law’], Lov og Rett, 1999, s. 402-18 og i Utvalgte artikler. Miljørettslige studier nr 18. Institutt for offentlig retts skriftserie nr 5/2000

‘Carl August Fleischer og “miljøvernets fiender”‘ Kritisk juss 2000; Volume 3 p. 279-280

The Proposed Global Environment Organisation (GEO) and its Relationship to Existing Multilateral Environmental Agreements (MEAs), Conference on Interlinkages between Multilateral Environmental Agreements, United Nations University, 14-16 July 1999,

Contributor on Norwegian legal activities to E. Hey and J. Brunnée, Yearbook of International Environmental Law, Oxford University Press, Vols IV (1993), V (1995) (with Inge Lorange Backer) and VI, VII, VIII, IX, X, XI

Innføring i folkerett [‘Introduction to Public International Law’] (with Morten Ruud), Oslo, Tano Aschehoug, 1998, 258 pp.

Folkerett – Utvalgte emner [‘International Law – Selected Issues’] (with Morten Ruud og Ole Kristian Fauchald), Oslo, Tano Aschehoug, 1997, 165

Effectiveness of International Environmental Law. Regulations, Decision-Making, Participation, and Enforcement, in E.M. Basse (ed.) Environmental Law – from International to National Law, GadJura, 1997, pp. 345-63 pp.

The Vienna Convention for the Protection of the Ozone Layer and the Montreal Protocol, The Effectiveness of Multilateral Environmental Agreements, Nordic Council of Ministers, Nord 1996:18, pp. 105-17

Report from Norway. Yearbook of International Environmental Law (1993, 1994 and 1995)

The Svalbard Treaty. From Terra Nullius to Norwegian Sovereignty, Oslo, Scandinavian University Press, 1995, 572 pp.

The Arctic and the Antarctica: Legal and Political Perspectives, in Strategies for Protecting Arctic Wilderness, Proceedings from a Symposium at the 5th World Wilderness Congress, Tromsø 1993, DN-Notat 1994-13, s. 9-13, also in V.G. Martin og N. Tyler (eds.), Arctic Wilderness, North American Press, Golden, Colorado, 1995, s. 148-52

R. Churchill and G. Ulfstein, Marine Management in Disputed Areas. The Case of the Barents Sea, Routledge, London, 1992, 179 p.

The Conflict between Petroleum Production, Navigation and Fisheries in International Law, in Ocean Development and International Law, Vol. 19, pp. 229-62, 1988

Reguleringsproblemer i fiskevernsonen ved Svalbard [‘Regulatory issues in the fisherises protection zone around Svalbard’], Lov og Rett, No. 6, 1987, s. 336-45

G. Ulfstein, R. Churchill and P. Andersen (eds.) Proceedings from European Workshop on the Regulation of Fisheries: Legal, Economic and Social Aspects, Council of Europe, Strasbourg, 1987

200 Mile Zones and Fisheries Management, In Nordic Journal of Internatioal Law, Vol. 52, Fasc. 3-4, 1983

Økonomiske soner – hva nå? [‘Economic Zones – What Now?’], 262 p., Universitetforlaget, Oslo 1982