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Mr. Ki-Gab Park

Mr. Ki-Gab Park
Professor, School of Law
Korea University, Republic of Korea
Member
International Law Commission

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International Law
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Lex Ferenda in International Law
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Legal Theory
Lex Ferenda in International Law
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A. Legal Instruments

General Assembly resolution 174 (II) of 21 November 1947 (Establishment of an International Law Commission).

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

International Court of Justice, North Sea Continental Shelf Cases (Federal Republic of Germany/Denmark; Federal Republic of Germany/Netherlands), Judgment, I.C.J. Reports 1969, p. 3.

International Court of Justice, Fisheries Jurisdiction (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland v. Iceland), Merits, Judgment, I.C.J. Reports 1974, p. 3.

International Court of Justice, Fisheries Jurisdiction (Federal Republic of Germany v. Iceland), Merits, Judgment, I.C.J. Reports 1974, p. 175.

International Court of Justice, Legality of the Threat or Use of Nuclear Weapons, Advisory Opinion, I.C.J. Reports 1996, p. 226.

Inter-American Court of Human Rights, Case of Hilaire v. Trinidad and Tobago, Preliminary Objections, Separate Opinion of Judge A.A. Cançado Trindade, at para. 34.

European Court of Human Rights, Case of McElhinney v. Ireland, Application No. 31253/96, Judgment, Dissenting Opinion of Judges Caflisch, Cabral Barreto and Vajić.

International Tribunal of the Law of the Sea, Request for an advisory opinion submitted by the Sub-Regional Fisheries Commission (SRFC), Advisory Opinion, ITLOS Reports 2015, p. 4. See also Separate Opinion of Judge Paik.

National

South Africa Supreme Court of Appeal, S. v. Rudman and Johnson [1991] ZASCA 129, Case No. 18/90, at para. 24.

England and Wales Court of Appeal, R. (on the application of Al Rawi and others) v. Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs and another (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees intervening) [2006] EWCA Civ 1279, at para. 118.

C. Documents

Report of the International Law Commission on the work of its twentieth session, 27 May to 2 August 1968 (reproduced in Yearbook of the International Law Commission, 1968, vol. II).

Report of the International Law Commission on the work of its fiftieth session, 20 April to 12 June and 27 July to 14 August 1998 (reproduced in Yearbook of the International Law Commission, 1998, vol. II(2).

Report of the International Law Commission on the work of the sixty-seventh session, 4 May-5 June and 6 July-7 August 2015 (A/70/10).

Report of the International Law Commission on the work of the seventieth session, 30 April–1 June and 2 July–10 August 2018 (A/73/10).

Report of the International Law Commission on the work of its sixty-ninth session (2017), Topical summary of the discussion held in the Sixth Committee of the General Assembly during its seventy-second session, prepared by the Secretariat (A/CN.4/713).

Identification of customary international law, Comments and observations received from Governments (A/CN.4/716).

D. Doctrine

I. Brownlie, “To what extent are the traditional categories of lex lata and lex ferenda still viable?” in A. Cassese and J. H. H. Weiler (eds.), Change and Stability in International Law-Making, Walter de Gruyter, New York, 1988, pp. 66-92.

H. Thirlway, “Reflections on Lex Ferenda” in Netherlands Yearbook of International Law, vol. 32, 2001, pp. 4-26.

M. Virally, “A propos de la lex ferenda” in P. Reuter and A. Gros (eds.), Mélanges offerts à Paul Reuter : Le droit international : unité et diversité, Pedone, Paris, 1981, pp. 213-223.

P. Weil, “Towards Relative Normativity in International Law” in American Journal of International Law, vol. 77, 1983, pp. 413-442.