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Mr. Shinya Murase

Mr. Shinya Murase
Professor of Law
Sophia University Faculty of Law

Biography Biography in PDF

International Law
Legal Theory
Unilateral Measures and the Concept of
Opposability in International Law
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Regional Perspectives
Asian Perspectives on International Law in the Nineteenth and the Early Twentieth Century

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International Law
Legal Theory
Unilateral Measures and the Concept of
Opposability in International Law
Outline of Lecture PDF document (128 KB)
A. Legal Instruments
Charter of the United Nations and Statute of the International Court of Justice, San Francisco, 26 June 1945.

Convention on the Territorial Sea and the Contiguous Zone, Geneva, 29 April 1958, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 516, p. 205.

United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, Montego Bay, 10 December 1982, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 1833, p.3.
B. Jurisprudence
International Court of Justice, Fisheries Case, Judgment of 18 December 1951, I.C.J. Reports 1951, p. 116.

International Court of Justice, Temple of Preah Vihear (Cambodia v. Thailand), Merits, Judgment of 15 June 1962, I.C.J. Reports 1962, p. 6.

International Court of Justice, Fisheries Jurisdiction (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland v. Iceland), Jurisdiction of the Court, Judgment, I.C.J. Reports 1973, p. 3.

International Court of Justice, United States Diplomatic and Consular Staff in Tehran, Judgment, I.C.J. Reports 1980, p. 3.
C. Documents
D. Doctrine
S. Murase, “Unilateral Measures and the Concept of Opposability in International Law”, in Thesaurus Acroasium, Thessaloniki Institute of International Public Law, vol. 28, 1999, pp.397-454.

S. Murase, “The Relationship between the United Nations Charter and General International Law regarding Non-use of Force: The Case of NATO’s Air Campaign in the Kosovo Crisis of 1999”, in N. Ando, E. McWhinney and R. Worlfrum (eds.), Liber Amicorum Judge Shigeru Oda, Kluwer Law International, 2002, pp. 1543-1553.

S. Murase, “Unilateral Responses to International Terrorism: Self-defense or Law-enforcement?”, in S. Yee and J.Y. Morin (eds.), Multiculturalism and International Law, Essays in Honour of Edward McWhinney, Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, Leiden and Boston, 2009, pp. 429-444.


Regional Perspectives
Asian Perspectives on International Law in
the Nineteenth and the Early Twentieth Century
Outline of Lecture PDF document (58 KB)
A. Jurisprudence
Permanent Court of Arbitration, Japanese House Tax (Germany, France and Great Britain v. Japan), Award, 22 May 1905.