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The International Law Commission 1949-1998: Volume One: The Treaties

by Arthur (KCMG, QC, Bencher of Gray's Inn; Member, Institut de droit international) Watts

Part of the The International Law Commission 1949-1998 Series

The International Law Commission 1949-1998: Volume One: The Treaties Synopsis

The International Law Commission is the UN body principally responsible for the codification and development of international law. It first met in 1949 and held its fiftieth session in 1998.

The International Law Commission 1949-1998: Volume One: The Treaties Press Reviews

Sir Arthur Watts has done a commendable job in bringing together in one place important material put out by this important body ... those interested in the work of the ILC will find it a very useful source of reference indeed. * Commonwealth Lawyer, April 2001 * Watts' carefully edited collection of International Law Commission documents will facilitate and encourage greater use of the work of the Commission in both the practice and study of international law. ... valuable reference work, providing a comprehensive account of the work of one of the principal law-making bodies in the international legal order. * NILR 2001 * This three volume work ... is the most comprehensive ever produced. This set is a veritable research dream for anyone seeking the relevant details about this UN body and its half century of contributions to the progressive development of International Law. ... comprehensive Index to the overall 2,186-page work which yields ready access to the rich content of this insightful set. ... no International Law collection, public or private, could claim completeness of coverage in the absence of this set on the appropriate shelf. ... valuable collection of the definitive works on so many seminal topics. * ASIL Issue 26, Sept 2002 *

Book Information

ISBN: 9780198298038
Publication date: 1st March 1999
Author: Arthur (KCMG, QC, Bencher of Gray's Inn; Member, Institut de droit international) Watts
Publisher: Clarendon Press an imprint of Oxford University Press
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 624 pages
Categories: Treaties & other sources of international law, International humanitarian law,

About Arthur (KCMG, QC, Bencher of Gray's Inn; Member, Institut de droit international) Watts

Sir Arthur Watts read Law at Cambridge, then joined the Foreign Office (now the Foreign & Commonwealth Office) in 1956 as an assistant legal adviser. After a varied career with the FCO, he became Deputy Legal Adviser in 1982 and The Legal Adviser in 1987. He retired in 1991, and took up practice at the Bar. He has appeared in a number of cases before the International Court of Justice, as well as participating in several international arbitrations. Since 1996 he has also been the international mediator for succession issues arising from the break up of the former Yugoslavia.

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