Fleischhauer Leaves the Court

Rosalyn Higgins Dbe Qc

in Themes and Theories

Published in print August 2009 | ISBN: 9780198262350
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191682322 | DOI:
Fleischhauer Leaves the Court

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This chapter is a tribute to Carl-August Fleischhauer, who served as judge of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) for a full nine-year term. Immediately before coming to the ICJ, Fleischhauer had for a period of eleven years been the Legal Counsel of the United Nations (UN). Before working for the UN, Fleischhauer was the Principal Legal Adviser to the Federal Foreign Office and Director-General of the Legal Department of the Federal Republic of Germany. He thus also fully understands the needs and perspectives of states, the ICJ’s main clients. Having been actively engaged in his country’s participation in the North Sea Continental Shelf litigation, he fully appreciates the timetabling and the strategy of litigation. The range of international law over which Fleischhauer has a very particular knowledge is impressive indeed: every aspect of the Law of the Charter, every element of United Nations internal law, the Law of the Sea in all its detail and development, the Law of Immunities, and myriad other fields as well.

Keywords: Carl-August Fleischhauer; International Court of Justice; United Nations; international law; Germany; litigation; Law of the Sea; Law of Immunities

Chapter.  766 words. 

Subjects: Public International Law

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