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Foreword

Rosalyn Higgins Dbe Qc

in Themes and Theories

Published in print August 2009 | ISBN: 9780198262350
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191682322 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198262350.003.0065
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This chapter is a tribute to Professor Don W. Greig, whose knowledge of the substantive corpus of international law is appreciated by all. In an era of ultra-specialisation, Greig exemplifies the virtues of the thoroughly competent generalist. His important textbook evidences his familiarity with virtually all areas of international law. Leading journals contain his articles on recognition, jurisdiction, immunities, the use of force, the International Court, and of course treaties (on which he is acknowledged everywhere as having a very particular competence). That the contributors to this volume should themselves choose to write on subjects as diverse as fisheries, environmental law, de-colonisation, regional human rights norms, international and domestic law, the Optional Clause and the law of treaties, the use of force, immunity, overlapping jurisdictions, the United Nations Charter, the role of the Secretary-General, federal offshore disputes, various aspects of the International Court and the World Trade Organization, is entirely appropriate. The breadth of the chosen subject matter reflects indeed the breadth of interest of the colleague being honoured.

Keywords: Don W. Greig; international law; jurisdiction; recognition; treaties; fisheries; de-colonisation; human rights; domestic law; immunity

Chapter.  1077 words. 

Subjects: Public International Law

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