By David Freestone
On the grounds that 1985, the legislations tuition on the collage of Hull has hosted an annual lecture - the Josephine Onoh Memorial Lecture - given through a individual overseas legal professional. those annual lectures are funded by way of the Josephine Onoh Memorial Fund, validated in 1984 via the friends and family of Josephine Onoh who used to be tragically killed in an air crash at Enugu, Nigeria, in November 1983. Josephine was once a Hull legislations graduate, and on the time of her dying used to be registered on the collage for a examine measure within the box of overseas legislations. This publication incorporates a choice of those annual lectures. the 1st lecture in 1985 was once given via the past due pass judgement on Taslim Elias, at the moment President of the foreign courtroom of Justice. next lectures were given by way of either major practitioners and professors of foreign legislation, together with Sir Robert Jennings, Bin Cheng, Sir Ian Sinclair, Philip Allott, Henry Schermers, Lord Mackenzie-Stuart, Alexandre-Charles Kiss, Dame Rosalyn Higgins, Peter Sand, Ian Brownlie, Christopher Greenwood, Marti Koskenniemi, and Ralph Zacklin. The lectures mirror the most major overseas issues of the final twenty years. the themes they handle comprise new traits in overseas legislation, foreign courts and politics, the practitioner's view of overseas legislations, foreign legislations and revolution, the eu conference of Human Rights, eu neighborhood legislations thoughts, the worldwide atmosphere and foreign legislations, the present position of the United international locations, foreign environmental belief money, foreign boundary legislation, overseas legislations and imperialism, and humanitarian intervention. this significant number of essays via a few of the prime foreign legislation figures of our iteration may be of equivalent price to all attracted to overseas legislations, no matter if the tutorial or the practitioner.
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See also Professor Rosalyn Higgins, 'Policy Considerations and the International Judicial Process', (1968) 17 International and Comparative Law Quarterly p. 58 at p. 74. International Courts and International Politics moment of truth for some arguments which, before the imposition of this discipline, had seemed cogent. 6 Note how it is assumed that the submissions - which are the list of specific issues for the court to determine - might have to change even in the course of the written pleadings stage, as a result of their gearing with the submissions of the other party.
Whilst international judicial and arbitral decisions are not binding precedents, being firmly anchored on state practice, they do provide the best impartial evidence of the actual rules of international law. 8 The auto-interpretative grade that is practised when states in dispute insist on their own interpretation of the law and of the facts, and refuse in principle or in practice to accept third-party settlement. J. M. ), The Structure and Process of International Law (The Hague: Martinus Nijhoff, 1983), p.
The Great Powers are the leaders of the Family of Nations, and every progress of the Law of Nations during the past is the result of their political hegemony, although the initiative towards the progress was frequently taken by a minor Power'. 6 However, the law that regulated such an orderly family of nations, as Oppenheim pointed out, was applicable strictly between its members. '[It] naturally does not contain any rules concerning the intercourse with and treatment of such states as are outside that circle.