top of page

Dr Rutsel Silvestre J. Martha



Rutsel Silvestre J. Martha, Courtney Grafton and Stephen Bailey, The Legal Foundations of INTERPOL (2nd edn, Hart Publishing, 2020)

Rutsel Silvestre J. Martha, The Financial Obligation in International Law (OUP, 2015)


Rutsel Silvestre J. Martha, Tax Treatment of International Civil Servants (Martinus Nijhoff, 2009)


Rutsel Silvestre J. Martha, The Jurisdiction to Tax in International Law (Kluwer, 1989)


Book chapters:

Rutsel Silvestre J. Martha, “Exemptions from Taxes and Custom Duties (Article II Sections 7-8 General Convention, Article III Sections 9-10 Special Agencies Convention), and Annex XVI International Fund for Agricultural Development” in August Reinisch and Peter Bachmayer (eds), The Conventions on the Privileges and Immunities of the United Nations and its Specialized Agencies (OUP, 2016)

Rutsel Silvestre J. Martha, “Attribution of Conduct after the ICJ Advisory Opinion on the Global Mechanism” in Mauricio Ragazzi (ed), Essays on the responsibility of international organizations in memory of Sir Ian Brownlie (Brill/Martinus Nijhoff, 2013)

Rutsel Silvestre J. Martha, “The Treatment of Monetary Problems by International Administrative Tribunals” in Olufemi Adekunle Elias (ed), The Development and Effectiveness of International Administrative Law (Brill/Martinus Nijhoff, 2012)

Rutsel Silvestre J. Martha, “The General Counsel as a Transactional Lawyer: Structuring the Commitments to Replenish the Resources of the International Fund for Agricultural Development” in Asif H. Qureshi and Xuan Gao (eds), International Economic Organizations and Law – The Perspective and Role of the Legal Counsel (Wolters Kluwer Law & Business, 2012)

Rutsel Silvestre J. Martha, “International Financial Institutions and Claims of Private Parties: Immunity Obliges” in Hassane Cisse, Daniel D. Bradlow and Benedict Kingsbury (eds), The World Bank Legal Review, Volume 3: International Financial Institutions and Global Legal Governance (2012)


Rutsel Silvestre J. Martha, “Challenging Acts of INTERPOL in Domestic Courts” in August Reinisch (ed), Challenging Acts of International Organizations Before National Courts (OUP, 2010)​

Select journal articles:


Rutsel Silvestre J. Martha, 'International Organizations as Sovereign Bondholders – An Unexplored Dimension of the Sovereign Debt Crisis' (2013) 10(1) Manchester Journal of International Economic Law 2

Rutsel Silvestre J. Martha and Sarah Dadush, 'Going Against the Grain: When Private Rules Shouldn’t Apply to Public Institutions' (2013) 9(1) International Organizations Law Review 87

Rutsel Silvestre J. Martha, 'International Organizations and the Global Financial Crisis: The status of their Assets in Insolvency and Forced Liquidation Proceedings' (2009) 6(1) International Organizations Law Review 117


Rutsel Silvestre J. Martha, 'Effects of Self-Government and Supra-Nationalism in the International Monetary Fund: the Case of the Kingdom of the Netherlands' (2005) 2(1) Manchester Journal of International Economic Law 2


Rutsel Silvestre J. Martha, 'Capacity to Sue and Be Sued under WTO Law' (2004) 3(1) World Trade Review 27

Rutsel Silvestre J. Martha, 'The Duty to Exercise Judgment on the Fruitfulness of Actions in World Trade Law' (2001) 35(5) Journal of World Trade 1035

Rutsel Silvestre J. Martha, 'Presumptions and Burden of Proof in World Trade Law' (1997) 14(1) Journal of International Arbitration 67


Rutsel Silvestre J. Martha, 'Precedent in World Trade Law' (1997) 44(3) Netherlands International Law Review 346

Rutsel Silvestre J. Martha, 'Representation of Parties in World Trade Disputes' (1997) 31(2) Journal of World Trade 83

Rutsel Silvestre J. Martha, 'World Trade Disputes Settlement and the Exhaustion of Local Remedies Rule' (1996) 30(4) Journal of World Trade 107​

Rutsel Silvestre J. Martha, 'The Fund Agreement and the Surrender of Monetary Sovereignty to the European Community' (1993) 30(4) Common Market Law Review 749

Rutsel Silvestre J. Martha, 'Determining the origin of goods for the purposes of article 133 of the EEC Treaty' (1990) 3(2) Leiden Journal of International Law 167

Rutsel Silvestre J. Martha, 'Preferred Creditor Status under International Law: The Case of the International Monetary Fund' (1990) 39(4) International and Comparative Law Quarterly 801

Rutsel Silvestre J. Martha, 'The Debate on Profound Changes of Circumstances and the Interpretation of Gold Clauses in International Transport Treaties' (1985) 32(1) Netherlands International Law Review 48


Rutsel Silvestre J. Martha and Kit De Vriese, ‘The Hague District Court on Travel Restrictions: A Test for International Human Rights Law?’ (Völkerrechtsblog, 29 January 2021)

Rutsel Silvestre J. Martha, 'A Red Notice against Trump? When INTERPOL is asked to intervene against targeted killing' (Lauterpacht Centre for International Law, University of Cambridge, 4 September 2020)

Rutsel Silvestre J. Martha and Stephen Bailey, 'The right to enter his or her own country' (EJIL:Talk, 23 June 2020)

Rutsel Silvestre J. Martha, 'Jam v IFC: a better solution to the restriction of immunity' (Lauterpacht Centre for International Law, University of Cambridge, 1 March 2020)

bottom of page