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Peaceful Settlement of Disputes
Shabtai Rosenne Memorial Lecture
Peaceful Settlement of Disputes: Paradigms,
Plurality and Policy

This inaugural Shabtai Rosenne Memorial Lecture delivered by Professor Malcolm Shaw discusses the critical role that dispute resolution plays in international law. The lecture begins with a description of how the structure of the international community has evolved over time. It then describes the creation of rules of international law before considering the interplay between law and politics.

Introduction: Mr. Alan Stephens
Memorial Lecture: Professor Malcolm N. Shaw Q.C.

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  (24/11/2011, 52 minutes)
Shabtai Rosenne Memorial Lecture
Peaceful Settlement of Disputes: Paradigms, Plurality and Policy
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Obituary of Professor Shabtai Rosenne by Professor Malcolm N. Shaw QC PDF file

Bibliography of Professor Shabtai Rosenne PDF file
A. Legal Instruments

Westphalian Peace Treaties, Münster and Osnabrück, 1648.

Treaty of Versailles, 28 June 1919.

Constitution of the International Labour Organization, 1 April 1919.

Covenant of the League of Nations, League of Nations,Paris, 28 April 1919, Official Journal, 1st year, No. 1, February 1920, p. 3 (Text of the Covenant available on the website of Yale Law School’s Avalon Project).

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

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

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

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

International Court of Justice, Questions of Interpretation and Application of the 1971 Montreal Convention arising from the Aerial Incident at Lockerbie (Libyan Arab Jamahiriya v. United States), Preliminary Objections, Judgment, I.C.J. Reports 1998, p. 115.

International Court of Justice, Request for Interpretation of the Judgment of 11 June 1998 in the Case Concerning the Land and Maritime Boundary between Cameroon and Nigeria (Cameroon v. Nigeria), Preliminary Objections (Nigeria v. Cameroon), Judgment, I.C.J. Reports 1999, p. 31.

International Court of Justice, Legal Consequences of the Construction of a Wall in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, Advisory Opinion, I.C.J. Reports 2004, p. 136.

International Court of Justice, Armed Activities on the Territory of the Congo (Democratic Republic of the Congo v. Uganda), Judgment of 19 December 2005, I.C.J. Reports 2005, p. 168.

Court of Justice of the European Union, Joined Cases C-402/05 P and C-415/05 P (Yassin Abdullah Kadi and Al Barakaat International Foundation v. Council of the European Union and Commission of the European Communities, Judgement of 3 September 2008 (Grand Chamber).

Permanent Court of Arbitration, The Government of Sudan/The Sudan People’s Liberation Movement/Army (Abyei Arbitraion), Final Award of 22 July 2009.

International Court of Justice, Pulp Mills on the River Uruguay (Argentina v. Uruguay), Judgment, I.C.J. Reports 2010, p. 14.

International Court of Justice, Ahmadou Sadio Diallo (Republic of Guinea v. Democratic Republic of the Congo, Merits, Judgment, I.C.J. Reports 2010, p. 639.

International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea, Responsibilities and Obligations of States Sponsoring Persons and Entities with Respect to Activities in the Area, Case no. 17, Advisory Opinion of 1 February 2011, Seabed Dispute Chamber.

European Court of Human Rights, Al-Jedda v. the United Kingdom, no. 27021/08, Judgment of 7 July 2011 (Grand Chamber).

International Court of Justice, Request for Interpretation of the Judgment of 15 June 1962 in the Case concerning the Temple of Preah Vihear (Cambodia v. Thailand), (Cambodia v. Thailand), Provisional Measures, Order of 18 July 2011, I.C.J. Reports 2011, p. 537.

International Court of Justice, Construction of a Road in Costa Rica along the San Juan River (Nicaragua v. Costa Rica), Order of 23 January 2012, I.C.J. Reports 2012, p. 7.

United States Supreme Court, Esther Kiobel et al. v. Royal Dutch Petroleum Co. et al., No. 10-1491, Judgment of 20 May 2013.