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This book is the final volume within a five-volume collection of the papers and articles (other than books) by Sir Hersch Lauterpacht (1897-1960), generally regarded as one of the most distinguished and influential public international lawyers of the twentieth century. (There is no other collection of his works.) The detailed and wide-ranging papers can be considered a major treatise on international law as it developed in the first half of the twentieth century.
Preface; Table of Cases; Abbreviations; Part IX. Settlement of Disputes: 1. The Irish dispute: a proposal for the composition of the tribunal; 2. Peaceful change - the legal aspect; 3. The doctrine of non-justiciable disputes in international law; 4. Non-justiciability of disputes; 5. The judicial settlement of international disputes; 6. The place of law in the future development of international security; Part X. The International Court of Justice: 1. The structure of the court; 2. The jurisdiction of the court; Part XI. Renunciation of Force: 1. Japan and the Covenant; 2. The Pact of Paris and the Budapest articles of interpretation; 3. 'Resort to war' and the interpretation of the Covenant during the Manchurian Dispute; 4. The Peace Act, 1934; Part XII The Law of the War: 1. Editor's introduction; 2. The Law of Nations and the punishment of war crimes; 3. Tentative list of war crimes; 4. The limits of the operation of the law of War; 5. The problem of the revision of the Law of War; Part XIII Neutrality: 1. Pre-World War II; 2. World War II; Part XIV. Miscellaneous: 1. The teaching of law in Vienna; 2. Some biblical problems of the Law of War; 3. The persecution of Jews in Germany; 4. Opinion on the interpretation of Article 4 of the Geneva Convention of 15 March 1922; Bibliography; Index.