Shielding Humanity

Essays in International Law in Honour of Judge Abdul G. Koroma

On the contemporary international law scene, there are not many jurists who match the eminence and stature of Abdul G. Koroma. A distinguished lawyer, diplomat and member of the International Law Commission for many years, he has been a key figure in the elaboration, codification and negotiation of important multilateral treaties in diverse areas of international law. He subsequently served, for 18 years, on the bench of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) where he participated in deciding many of the Court’s leading cases during the busiest periods of its history. These outstanding essays, written by renowned judges, scholars and practitioners of international law in honour of Judge Koroma, discuss both classical and contemporary topics of significant relevance to the current and future of international law. The volume will appeal to anyone interested in the ICJ, peaceful settlement of inter-state disputes, law of the sea, international criminal law, international humanitarian law, regional integration and Africa’s contributions to international law.

Contributors are: Avitus A Agbor, Babefemi Akinrinade, Adejoké Babington-Ashaye, Laurence Boisson de Chazournes, Tamara Cummings-John, John Dugard, Olufemi Elias, Sir Christopher Greenwood, Chikeziri Igwe, Osman Keh Kamara, Charles Manga Fombad, Madeline Choe-Amusimo Fombad, Charles Chernor Jalloh, Kenneth Keith, Tommy Koh, Tiyanjana Maluwa, Konstantinos D. Magliveras, Brian McGarry, Andrew Morgan, Gino J. Naldi, Lydia A. Nkansah, Vincent O. Nmehielle, Karin Oellers-Frahm, Olajumoke O. Oduwole, Obiora Chinedu Okafor, Phoebe Okowa, Adetola Onayemi, Pemmaraju Sreenivasa Rao, Bernardo Sepúlveda-Amor, Surya P. Subedi, Mia Swart, Abdul Tejan-Cole, Manuel J. Ventura, Sienho Yee, and Abdulqawi A. Yusuf.

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Charles Chernor Jalloh, B.A. (Guelph) LL.B./B.C.L. (McGill) M St (Oxon), is an Associate Professor of Law at Florida International University, USA. He has published widely on aspects of law in leading peer-reviewed journals and is author and editor of several books with leading academic presses. He is founding editor of the African Journal of Legal Studies and African Journal of International Criminal Justice.

Olufemi Elias, MA (Oxon) LLM (Cambridge) PhD (London), is the Legal Adviser and a Director at the Technical Secretariat of Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, The Hague, and a Visiting Professor in international law, Queen Mary, University of London. He has published articles and books on issues of international law.
Anyone interested in international law and dispute settlement, including the International Court of Justice, international criminal law, law of armed conflict, law of the sea, and Africa’s contributions to the development of international law.
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