The Reality of International Law

Edited by Guy S. Goodwin-Gill and Stefan Talmon

Published in print October 1999 | ISBN: 9780198268376
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191683510 | DOI:
The Reality of International Law

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Professor Ian Brownlie, CBE, OC, FBA, DCL held the Chichele Chair of Public International Law at the University of Oxford from 1980 to 1999. Before that he taught at Oxford, Nottingham, and the London School of Economics. He was widely recognized as one of the leading international lawyers of our time, and as well-known and appreciated for his seminal publications and teaching over the years, as for his work as a practitioner. To express their gratitude for his supervision and support, a number of Brownlie's former students from Oxford and London (many now prominent in academic life, foreign affairs, and practice), have written this collection of essays in his honour. The collection is a very personal one, reflecting the close and warm relationship between teacher and students, and results in a wide-ranging overview of the subjects supervised by Brownlie during his more than 40 years as an academic teacher. The collection takes its title from an appreciation of Brownlie's personal contribution to the development of international law, his commitment to which as a system for the regulation of affairs between states has long been characterized by a strong sense of ideals, political and human, but also by an awareness, duly transmitted to his students, of what law is in practice, of what is achievable, and of what remains to be done.

Keywords: Ian Brownlie; University of Oxford; LSE; international law; international law; state affairs; regulation

Book.  644 pages. 

Subjects: Public International Law

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