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Sir Elihu Lauterpacht

Sir Elihu Lauterpacht
Professor of International Law
University of Cambridge

Courts and Tribunals
The Role of the International Judge
This lecture touches on some of the problems of international adjudication, in particular the selection of the judge, the requirement of impartiality and the role of the party-appointed judge.

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(13/12/2007, 27 minutes)
Courts and Tribunals
The Role of the International Judge
A. Legal Instruments
Charter of the United Nations and Statute of the International Court of Justice, San Francisco, 26 June 1945.

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.

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

Arbitration Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Yemen and the Government of the State of Eritrea, 3 October 1996.
B. Jurisprudence
Permanent Court of International Justice, Case of the Free Zones of Upper Savoy and the District of Gex, Order of 19 August 1929, P.C.I.J., Series A, No. 22.

International Court of Justice, Fisheries Case (United Kingdom v. Norway), Judgment of 18 December 1951, I.C.J. Reports 1951, p. 116.

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

International Court of Justice, Application of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide (Bosnia and Herzegovina v. Serbia and Montenegro), Order of 13 September 1993, Separate Opinion of Judge ad hoc Lauterpacht, I.C.J. Reports 1993, p. 407.

Permanent Court of Arbitration, Eritrea/Yemen, Arbitral Awards, 9 October 1998 and 17 December 1999.

Arbitral Tribunal constituted under Annex VII of the United Nations Convention for the Law of the Sea, Southern Bluefin Tuna Case (New Zealand v. Japan, Australia v. Japan), Arbitral Award on Jurisdiction and Admissibility, 4 August 2000, Reports of International Arbitral Awards, vol. XXIII, pp. 1-57.

International Court of Justice, Sovereignty over Pulau Ligitan and Pulau Sipadan (Indonesia/Malaysia), Judgment, Dissenting Opinion of Judge ad hoc Franck, I.C.J. Reports 2002, p. 652.