Sir Hersch Lauterpacht, formerly of Whewell Professor of International Law at the Univeristy of Cambridge and a Judge of the International Court of Justice, has been generally acknowledged as one of the most distinguished and influential international lawyers of the twentieth century. This is the final volume of his Collected Papers, systematically arranged. It covers 'Disputes, War and Neutrality' and comprises such subjects as the settlement of disputes and the structure, jurisdiction and operation of the International Court of Justice, including the important Provisional Report of 1955 on the revision of the Statute of the Court. The Part on the Renunciation of Force includes a draft of a Peace Act (1934) and the Part on the Law of War is introduced by an extended editorial note describing Lauterpacht's significant contribution to the Law of War, particularly in relation to the prosecution of war criminals.
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.