Amsterdam Center for International Law

Ms M. (Maiko) Meguro

  • Faculty of Law
    Public International Law
  • Visiting address
    REC A
    Nieuwe Achtergracht 166  
  • Postal address:
    Postbus  1030
    1000 BA  Amsterdam

Maiko Meguro joined the Amsterdam Center for International Law in September 2016. Her research focuses on international law making processes through the lenses of interaction between legal bindingness and normativity, and interaction between decision making process at domestic and international level. Her current research particularly focus on the decision making process of the Parties to the the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change(UNFCCC) in the light of the Paris Agreement. 

She also works for Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry of Japan* where she previously served as a deputy director specialized in international negotiations and legal matters. During her time in office, she served for COP/CMP processes under theUNFCCC, Intergovernmental Panels of Climate Change(IPCC) and several investment related treaties including Trans-Pacific Partnership(TPP) and EU-Japan EPA. She also worked as a researcher at several institutions including the Energy Charter Treaty, Brussels. (*The opinions expressed in her articles are the author’s own and do not reflect the opinions of Government of Japan.)

Maiko has a LLM in Public International Law from the University of Amsterdam, and a Master's in International Relations(specialized in international law) from the University of Tokyo, Japan. 


  • Meguro, M. (in press). Customary International Law and Non-State Actors: Between Anthropomorphism and Artificial Unity. In I. Scobbie, & S. Droubi (Eds.), Non-State Actors and the Formation of Customary International Law (Melland Schill Perspectives on International Law). Manchester: Manchester University Press.


  • Meguro, M. (2017). Distinguishing the Legal Bindingness and Normative Content of Customary International Law. ESIL Reflections, 6(11).


  • Meguro, M. (Author). (2018). EJIL Debate. The Whaling case and the Duty to Cooperate: Responding to Professors Thirlway and d’Aspremont. EJIL: Talk!.

Journal editor

  • Meguro, Maiko (member of editorial board) (2017): Oxford International Organizations (OXIO) (Journal).

Talk / presentation

  • Meguro, Maiko (speaker) (30-1-2018): The Inextricability of Methods:Qualitative Causality and Process Tracing in International Law, The neglected methodologies of international law, Leicester, United Kingdom.
  • Meguro, Maiko (invited speaker) (26-1-2018): Reporter: Can a source be a tool of critique?, THE SOURCES OF INTERNATIONAL LAW AND THE INTERNATIONAL LAW OF SOURCES by the Oxford Handbook on the Sources of International Law, Fribourg, Switzerland.
  • Meguro, Maiko (invited speaker) (3-11-2017): Collective State Consent - the Collapse of Democratic Legitimacy Thesis, Manchester International Law Center.
  • Meguro, Maiko (speaker) (14-6-2017): International law does not arise out of nowhere - the process of law-making and the role of non-state actors, Manchester International Law Center.
  • Meguro, Maiko (invited speaker) (31-5-2017): Perspectives internationales and comparées sur la mise en œuvre de l’accord de Paris, FORUM SUR LA MISE EN OEUVRE DE L’ACCORD DE PARIS , Paris, France.


  • Meguro, M. (2017). Eliminating barriers to the entry and to the establishment of energy investments. (OCCASIONAL PAPER SERIES). Brussels: Energy Charter Secretariat .
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