On Vojin Dimitrijevic

Rosalyn Higgins Dbe Qc

in Themes and Theories

Published in print August 2009 | ISBN: 9780198262350
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191682322 | DOI:
On Vojin Dimitrijevic

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This chapter is a tribute to Vojin Dimitrijević, an important figure in the development of the case law of the United Nations Human Rights Committee. To the Committee, he brought a formidable combination to every case — an open mind and a mastery of public international law. His knowledge of human rights law was soundly grounded within a confident competence in international law generally. For many of liberal instinct, the passing of the old order in the late 1980s allowed a well earned enjoyment of better times in their countries. For Dimitrijević, as for so many in the former Yugoslavia, this transition was, on the contrary, painful and traumatic. It is with great personal pleasure that his friends have seen him once again assume a rightful place at the top tables in international law. His election as an Associé of the Institut de Droit International and his important work there bear witness to the new reality.

Keywords: Vojin Dimitrijević; United Nations Human Rights Committee; human rights; international law; Yugoslavia; international relations; Institut de Droit International

Chapter.  664 words. 

Subjects: Public International Law

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