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Sir Elihu Lauterpacht


60 Years in International Law:
Seminar in Honour of
Sir Elihu Lauterpacht CBE QC LLD
This seminar, conducted by 20 Essex St and the British Institute of International and Comparative Law, honours Sir Elihu Lauterpacht’s 60 years in international law. Part 1 features a welcome by Sir Daniel Bethlehem and Sir Elihu’s reflections on the development of international law over the course of his career. Part 2 contains a panel discussion on international law in the public space focusing on State immunity, recognition of States and governments, and international law in national courts. Part 3 contains a panel discussion on international trade and investment focusing on the role of the Arbitrator in investment arbitration, enforcement of arbitral awards and arbitrating trade disputes. Part 4 concludes the seminar with a tribute to Sir Elihu.


Introduction and
“60 Years of International Law
Whence and Whither”


Chair: Sir Daniel Bethlehem KCMG QC

Speaker:
Sir Elihu Lauterpacht CBE QC LLD

Video   (53 minutes)


International Law in the Public Space


Chair: Professor John Dugard SC

Speakers:
Ms. Penelope Nevill, Immunities and the Balance Between Diplomacy and Accountability
Professor Stefan Talmon, Recognising States and Governments
Sir Michael Wood KCMG, Foreign Affairs in English Courts

Video   (1 hour 15 minutes)


New Horizons and Mechanisms:
International Law, Trade and Investment


Chair: Professor David D. Caron

Speakers:
The Honorable Charles N. Brower, Investment Arbitration: An Arbitrator’s Perspective
Professor Guglielmo Verdirame, Arbitration Awards: Enforcement and Challenge
Professor Donald M. McRae, Arbitrating Trade Disputes

Video   (1 hour 13 minutes)


Tribute and Closing Remarks


Professor Robert McCorquodale


Video   (3 minutes)

60 Years in International Law: Seminar in Honour of
Sir Elihu Lauterpacht CBE QC LLD
Short Biography of Sir Elihu Lauterpacht CBE QC LLDPDF file(1.54MB)

Introduction and "60 Years of International Law Whence and Whither"
A. Legal Instruments
Charter of the United Nations and Statute of the International Court of Justice, San Francisco, 26 June 1945.

Articles of Agreement for the International Monetary Fund, Washington, 27 December 1945, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 2, p. 39.

General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade, Geneva, 30 October 1947, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 55, p. 187.

Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide, Paris, 9 December 1948, United Nations,  Treaty Series, vol. 78, p. 277.

Geneva Convention for the Amelioration of the Condition of the Wounded and Sick in Armed Forces in the Field, Geneva, 12 August 1949, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 75, p. 31.

Geneva Convention for the Amelioration of the Condition of the Wounded, Sick and Shipwrecked Members of Armed Forces at Sea, Geneva, 12 August 1949, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 75, p. 85.

Geneva Convention relative to the Treatment of Prisoners of War, Geneva, 12 August 1949, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 75, p. 135.

Geneva Convention relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War, Geneva, 12 August 1949, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 75, p. 287.

Convention relating to the Status of Refugees, Geneva, 28 July 1951, United Nations,  Treaty Series , vol. 189, p. 137.

Treaty establishing the European Economic Community, Rome, 25 March 1957.

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

Convention on the High Seas, Geneva, 29 April 1958, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 450, p. 11.

Convention on the Continental Shelf, Geneva, 29 April 1958 United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 499, p. 311.

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

Convention on Fishing and Conservation of the Living Resources of the High Seas, Geneva, 29 April 1958 United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 559, p. 285.

International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, New York, 16 December 1966, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 999, p. 171.

Treaty on Principles Governing the Activities of States in the Exploration and Use of Outer Space, including the Moon and Other Celestial Bodies, New York, 19 December 1966, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 610, p. 205.

Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties, Vienna, 23 May 1969, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 1155, p. 331.

American Convention on Human Rights, San José, 22 November 1969, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 1144, p. 144.

Convention on Registration of Objects Launched into Outer Space, New York, 12 November 1974, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 1023, p. 15.

Protocol Additional to the Geneva Conventions of 12 August 1949, and relating to the protection of victims of international armed conflicts (Protocol I), Geneva, 7 December 1978, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 1125, p. 3.

Protocol Additional to the Geneva Conventions of 12 August 1949, and relating to the protection of victims of non-international armed conflicts (Protocol II), Geneva, 7 December 1978, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 1125, p. 609.

African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights, Nairobi, 27 June 1981, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 1520, p. 217.

United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, Montego Bay, 10 December 1982, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 1833, p.3.

North American Free Trade Agreement, International Legal Materials, vol. 32, 1993, p. 289.

Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, New York, 10 December 1984, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 1465, p. 85.

Statute of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, Report of the Secretary-General pursuant to paragraph 2 of Security Council resolution 808 (1993) (S/25704), 3 May 1993.

Marrakesh Agreement establishing the World Trade Organization (with final act, annexes and protocol), Marrakesh, 15 April 1994, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 1867, p. 3.

Statute of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, Security Council resolution 955 (1994) of 8 November 1994.

International Law Commission, Draft Articles on the Law of Treaties, 1966.

General Assembly resolution 2222 (XXI) of 19 December 1966 (Treaty on Principles Governing the Activities of States in the Exploration and Use of Outer Space, including the Moon and Other Celestial Bodies).

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

International Law Commission, Articles on Responsibility of States for Internationally Wrongful Acts, 2001.

Security Council resolution 1757 of 30 May 2007 (Statute of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon).

European Union, Treaty of Lisbon, Lisbon, 13 December 2007.
B. Jurisprudence
International

International Court of Justice, Nottebohm Case (second phase), Judgment of 6 April 1955, I.C.J. Reports 1955, p. 4.

International Court of Justice, Constitution of the Maritime Safety Committee of the Inter-Governmental Maritime Consultative Organization, Advisory Opinion of 8 June 1960, I.C.J. Reports 1960, p. 150.

Court of Arbitration, Argentine-Chile Frontier Case, Award of 9 December 1966, Reports of International Arbitral Awards, vol. XVI, p. 109.

International Court of Justice, North Sea Continental Shelf, Judgment, I.C.J. Reports 1969, p. 3.

International Court of Justice, Barcelona Traction, Light and Power Company, Limited, Judgment, I.C.J. Reports 1970, p. 3.

International Court of Justice, Land, Island and Maritime Frontier Dispute (El Salvador/ Honduras: Nicaragua Intervening), Judgment of 11 September 1992, I.C.J. Reports 1992, p. 351.

International Court of Justice, Request for an Examination of the Situation in Accordance with Paragraph 63 of the Court's Judgment of 20 December 1974 in the Nuclear Tests (New Zealand v. France) Case, I.C.J. Reports 1995, p. 288.

International Court of Justice, Maritime Delimitation and Territorial Questions between Qatar and Bahrain, Merits, Judgment, I.C.J. Reports 2001, p. 40.

International Court of Justice, LaGrand Case (Germany v. United States of America), Judgment, I.C.J. Reports 2001, p. 466.

International Court of Justice, Sovereignty over Pulau Ligitan and Pulau Sipadan (Indonesia/Malaysia), Judgment, I.C.J. Reports 2002, p. 625.

National

Supreme Court of the Colony of Aden, Anglo-Iranian Oil Co. v. Jaffrate et al., in American Journal of International Law, vol. 47, 1953, p. 325.

Supreme Court of Singapore, NV de Bataafsche Petroleum Maatschappih and others v. the War Damage Commision (“Singapore Oil Stocks”), International Law Reports, vol. 23, 1956, p. 810.

United Kingdom High Court of Justice, Bat v. Investigating Judge of the German Federal Court, [2011] EWHC 2029 (Admin).

United Kingdom House of Lords, Buttes Oil v. Hammer (No. 3), [1982AC 888.
C. Documents
Declaration of the Government of the Democratic and Popular Republic of Algeria Relating to the Commitments made by Iran and the United States, Algiers, 19 January 1981.

Declaration of the Democratic and Popular Republic of  Algeria concerning the Settlement of Claims by the Government of the United States of America and the Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Algiers, 19 January 1981.

Security Council resolution 692 (1991) of 20 May 1991.

General Assembly resolution 48/141 of 20 December 1993 (High Commissioner for the promotion and protection of all human rights).

North American Free Trade Agreement Arbitral Tribunal Established Pursuant to Article 2008, In the Matter of Tariffs Applied by Canada to Certain U.S.-Origin Agricultural Products, Final Report of the Panel of 2 December 1996.

Security Council resolution 1272 (1999) of 25 October 1999.

Security Council resolution 1315 (2000) of 14 August 2000.

Agreement between the Government of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia and the Government of the State of Eritrea, Algiers, 12 December 2000.

General Assembly resolution 60/251 of 15 March 2006 (Human Rights Council).

Sir Eli Lauterpacht, 80th Birthday (13 July 2008) Celebration Speech, Delivered at the Function of Law in the International Community Conference, Trinity College, Cambridge, 11 July 2008.

Security Council resolution 1973 (2011) of 17 March 2011.
D. Doctrine
C.W. Jenks, Space Law, Stevens and Sons, London, 1965.

E. Lauterpacht, Aspects of the Administration of International Justice: Hersch Lauterpacht Memorial Lectures, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1991.

E. Lauterpacht (ed.), International Law: The Collected Papers of Hersch Lauterpacht, Volumes 1-4, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1970-1978.

E. Lauterpacht, Jerusalem and the Holy Places, The Anglo-Israeli Association, London, 1968.

E. Lauterpacht, The Life of Hersch Lauterpacht, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2010.

L. Oppenheim, International Law – Volume 1: Peace, Longmans, Green & Co., London, New York and Bombay, 1905.

L. Oppenheim, International Law – Volume 1: Peace, 8th edition, H. Lauterpacht (ed.), Longmans, Green & Co., London, New York and Toronto, 1955.

L. Oppenheim, International Law – Volume 1: War and Neutrality, Longmans, Green & Co., London, New York and Bombay, 1906.


International Law in the Public Space
A. Legal Instruments
United States, Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act (1976), 28 U.S.C. §1602.

United Kingdom, State Immunity Act 1978, 1978, c. 33.

United Nations Convention on Jurisdictional Immunities of States and Their Property, New York, 2 December 2004.
B. Jurisprudence
International

European Court of Human Rights, Al-Adsani v. the United Kingdom, no. 35763/97, Judgment of 21 November 2001.

International Court of Justice, Arrest Warrant of 11 April 2000 (Democratic Republic of the Congo v. Belgium), Judgment, I.C.J. Reports 2002, p. 3.

National

United Kingdom Court of Appeal, Trendex Trading Corporation v. Central Bank of Nigeria, (1976) 3 All ER 437.

United Kingdom House of Lords, In Re Pinochet, 15 January 1999, [1999] UKHL 52.

United Kingdom House of Lords, Jones v. Ministry of the Interior of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, 14 June 2006, [2006] UKHL 26.

Court of Final Appeal of Hong Kong, Democratic Republic of the Congo and others v. FG Hemisphere Associates LLC, FACV Nos. 5, 6 & 7 of 2010.

Supreme Court of the United States, Samantar v. Yousef et al., 1 June 2010, 130 S.Ct. 2278 (2010).

United States District Court, District of Columbia, Giraldo v. Drummond Company Inc., 808 F.Supp.2d 247 (2011).

United Kingdom High Court of Justice, Bat v. Investigating Judge of the German Federal Court, 27 July 2011, [2011] EWHC 2029 (Admin).
C. Documents
Hersch Lauterpacht, Submission to the Intergovernmental Committee on State Immunity, 1950, later published in a revised form as H. Lauterpacht, “The Problem of Jurisdictional Immunities of Foreign States”, British Yearbook of International Law, vol. 28, 1951, p. 220.
D. Doctrine
H. Arendt, The Human Condition, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, 1958.

E. Lauterpacht, Aspects of the Administration of International Justice: Hersch Lauterpacht Memorial Lectures, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1991.

E. Lauterpacht (ed.), International Law: The Collected Papers of Hersch Lauterpacht, vol. 5, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2005.


New Horizons and Mechanisms: International Law, Trade and Investment
A. Legal Instruments
General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade, Geneva, 30 October 1947, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 55, p. 187.

Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards, New York, 10 June 1958, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 330, p. 3.

Convention on the Settlement of Investment Disputes between States and Nationals of Other States, Washington, 18 March 1965, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 575, p. 159.

Marrakesh Agreement establishing the World Trade Organization (with final act, annexes and protocol), Marrakesh, 15 April 1994, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 1867, p. 3.

Agreement on Agriculture, Annex 1A, Marrakesh Agreement establishing the World Trade Organization, Marrakesh, 15 April 1994, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 1867, p. 410.

Dispute Settlement Rules: Understanding on Rules and Procedures Governing the Settlement of Disputes, Annex 2, Marrakesh Agreement establishing the World Trade Organization, Marrakesh, 15 April 1994, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 1869, p. 401.
B. Jurisprudence
Annulment Committee, International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes, Klöckner v. United Republic of Cameroon, 2 ICSID Reports 95 (1994), 3 May 1985.

Annulment Committee, International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes, AMCO v. Indonesia, 1 ICSID Reports 509 (1993), 16 May 1986.

Arbitral Tribunal, Lauder v. The Czech Republic (Partial Award), 9 ICSID Reports 66 (2006), 3 September 2001.

Arbitral Tribunal, CME v. The Czech Republic (Partial Award), 9 ICSID Reports 121 (2006), 13 September 2001.

Arbitral Tribunal, Methanex v. United States of America (Final Award), 44 I.L.M. 1345, 7 August 2005.
C. Documents
Arbitration Panel Report, Tariffs applied by Canada to Certain U.S.-origin Agricultural Products (United States of America v. Canada), CDA-95–2008–01, 2 December 1996.
D. Doctrine
E. Lauterpacht, Aspects of the Administration of International Justice, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1991.
E. Additional References
For a list of cases in the International Center for Settlement of Investment Disputes, see the official website.

For a list of cases in the World Trade Organization Dispute Settlement Mechanism, see the official website.

For further information and documentation on the Iran-United States Claims Tribunal, see the official website.