By David Freestone
Due to the fact that 1985, the legislations tuition on the collage of Hull has hosted an annual lecture - the Josephine Onoh Memorial Lecture - given by way of a exotic overseas attorney. those annual lectures are funded via the Josephine Onoh Memorial Fund, demonstrated in 1984 by way of the friends and family of Josephine Onoh who was once tragically killed in an air crash at Enugu, Nigeria, in November 1983. Josephine was once a Hull legislation graduate, and on the time of her loss of life used to be registered on the college for a learn measure within the box of overseas legislation. This e-book includes a number of those annual lectures. the 1st lecture in 1985 was once given by means of the past due pass judgement on Taslim Elias, at the moment President of the foreign court docket of Justice. next lectures were given by means of either major practitioners and professors of overseas legislations, together with Sir Robert Jennings, Bin Cheng, Sir Ian Sinclair, Philip Allott, Henry Schermers, Lord Mackenzie-Stuart, Alexandre-Charles Kiss, Dame Rosalyn Higgins, Peter Sand, Ian Brownlie, Christopher Greenwood, Marti Koskenniemi, and Ralph Zacklin. The lectures mirror essentially the most major overseas matters of the final 20 years. the topics they tackle contain new tendencies in foreign legislation, overseas courts and politics, the practitioner's view of foreign legislation, foreign legislation and revolution, the ecu conference of Human Rights, ecu neighborhood legislations suggestions, the worldwide surroundings and foreign legislations, the present position of the United international locations, overseas environmental belief cash, overseas boundary legislations, foreign legislations and imperialism, and humanitarian intervention. this significant number of essays through many of the major overseas legislations figures of our iteration might be of equivalent worth to all drawn to foreign legislations, even if the tutorial or the practitioner.
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It is a phenomenon that is not dissimilar to the respective positions and attitudes of the 'haves' and the 'have-nots' towards law in domestic societies. The emergence of such dissents is merely a symptom of the gradual loss of the kind of homogeneity that existed among the hard core of European states with the arrival of the then relatively new developing Latin-American states. The arrival of Socialist international law, said to be based on proletarian socialism instead of bourgeois capitalism, challenged, at least in theory, the very foundation of traditional international law.
First, the Soviets soon learnt to their cost that total rejection of traditional international law would deny the Soviet Union the benefits of traditional international law, including respect for its territorial integrity. Secondly, since at the time the Soviet Union was the only socialist country in the world, which was looked upon mostly with suspicion by the others, it made sense for it to insist as much as possible on the principle of sovereignty and the need for consent. By then, the Family of Nations had lost a great deal of its pre-WW-I ideological, economic and political homogeneity.
The high distinction of my two predecessors in this series of lectures has made my task all the more formidable. If, for a moment, we turn our thoughts to the origin of these lectures and of the Josephine Onoh Memorial Fund which sponsors them, we will see that their very existence is itself full of significance. The Fund was established by the family and friends of Josephine Onoh in her memory. Miss Onoh was a student from Nigeria pursuing in this University postgraduate research in the field of international law, when tragically she lost her life in an air crash.
Contemporary Issues in International Law:A Collection of the Josephine Onoh Memorial Lectures by David Freestone