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‘National Courts and the International Court of Justice’, in: The Transformation of the Law. A Liber Amicorum for Lord Bingham, (eds. Mads Andenas and Duncan Fairgrieve), Oxford University Press, 2009<sup>*</sup>

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/9780198262350.003.0073
‘National Courts and the International Court of Justice’, in: The Transformation of the Law. A Liber Amicorum for Lord Bingham, (eds. Mads Andenas and Duncan Fairgrieve), Oxford University Press, 2009*

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This chapter is a tribute to Robert Yewdall Jennings, an expert on international law and a former judge of the International Court of Justice (ICJ). Jennings was born at Idle, Yorkshire in 1913. He went to the village school and then on to secondary school in Bradford. He became the first from his school to go on to an Oxbridge college, going up to Downing, Cambridge. Following the advice of his teacher, Arnold McNair, Jennings left Cambridge for a bit, going to Harvard as a Choate scholar. In 1955, he was elected to the Whewell Chair in International Law, a position he would hold for some twenty-six years. His book, The Acquisition of Territory in International Law, published in 1963, is still today frequently invoked in litigation. He was elected to succeed Sir Humphrey Waldock, who had died in 1981, at the ICJ. During his fourteen years at the Court, Jennings participated in twenty-two contentious cases and four advisory opinions.

Keywords: Robert Yewdall Jennings; international law; International Court of Justice; litigation; advisory opinions

Chapter.  6824 words. 

Subjects: Public International Law

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