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Mr. Gerry Simpson

Mr. Gerry Simpson
Kenneth Bailey Professor of Law
Melbourne Law School

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States
Sovereignty
Sovereignty
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States
Sovereignty
Sovereignty
A. Legal Instruments
Agreement between the United States and Cuba for the Lease of Lands for Coaling and Naval stations, 23 February 1903.

Lease to the United States by the Government of Cuba of Certain Areas of Land and Water for Naval or Coaling Stations in Guantanamo and Bahia Honda, Habana, 2 July 1903.

The Treaty of Peace, Berlin, 25 August 1921, United Nations, Reports of International Arbitral Awards, vol. 7, p. 9.

Convention for the Unification of Certain Rules Relating to International Carriage by Air, Warsaw, 12 October 1929.

Montevideo Convention on the Rights and Duties of States, Montevideo, 26 December 1933.

Convention on International Civil Aviation, Chicago, 7 December 1944.

Charter of the United Nations and Statute of the International Court of Justice, San Francisco, 26 June 1945.

Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, Rome, 4 November 1950, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 213, p. 221.

Declaration on the Granting of Independence to Colonial Countries and Peoples, New York, 14 December 1960.

Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, New York, 10 December 1984, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 1465, p. 113.

Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, Rome, 17 July 1998, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 2187, p. 3.

Human Rights Act, London, 1998.

B. Jurisprudence
International
National

Supreme Court of Spain, Guatemalan Genocide Case, Judgment No. 327/2003, 25 February 2003.

C. Documents
General Assembly resolution 47/1 of 22 September 1992.

General Assembly resolution 55/12 of 1 November 2000 (Admission of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia to membership in the United Nations).

D. Doctrine
J. Conrad, “Heart of Darkness”, Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, W. Blackwood, Edinburgh, 1899.

J. Crawford, The Creation of States in International Law, Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1979.

J. Crawford, M. Koskenniemi, “International Law in Diplomatic History”, in Cambridge Companion to International Law, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2012.

A. James, Sovereign Statehood: The Basis of International Society, Allen & Unwin, London, 1986.

J. Lorimer, The Institutes of the Law of Nations; a Treatise of the Jural Relations of Separate Political Communities, W. Blackwood and Sons, Edinburgh/London, 1883.

M. de Montaigne, “Of Cannibals”, in Essays, 1580.

K. Vonnegut, “Biafra: A People Betrayed”, in Wampeters, Foma and Granfalloons, Delacorte Press, New York, 1974.

J. Westlake, Chapters on International Law, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1894.