Too often the doors to a brilliant mind remain locked to outsiders. A lack of desire to share one's range of experience or the inability to clearly and concisely articulate that experience keeps some of the most important ideas and significant knowledge hidden from public view.
Collected Writings of Sir Robert Jennings represents one of those rare moments when that door is unlocked. Sir Robert Jennings - the universally renowned scholar, professor and judge - not only is willing to share his ideas on a wide spectrum of important issues in international law but also is a master at conveying these ideas clearly, economically, and with a subtlety and precision that makes his work timeless.
This full, important collection represents the whole range of Sir Robert Jennings's intellectual concerns. Its coverage includes: - the General Course he gave at the Hague Academy in 1968, offering insight into his pedagogic style and a taste of his teaching at Cambridge and other institutions; - essays on the ICJ and the judicial function generally; - essays on jurisdictional questions, addressing numerous functional and spatial dimensions of jurisdiction; and - essays that globally evaluate international law and its evolution. As a whole, the
Collected Writings of Sir Robert Jennings offers readers a thought-provoking, inspirational picture of international law and its evolution over the critical past years. The work has a
'rare quality . . . there is no belabouring of the obvious, no over-elaboration of details which the reader can work out for himself' (Professor Georges Abi-Saab, from the Foreword). No international law library, institutional or private, should be without this fascinating volume.
Part I. General Course on Principles of International Law.
A. General Reflexions on the State and Progress of International Law.
B. The International Court of Justice in Particular and the Judicial Function in General.
C. Sources and Means of Development of International Law.
D. Jurisdictional Questions.
E. The Use of Force and the Laws of War.
F. Variates on the Theme of Subjects.
G. Personalia. Table of Cases. Index.