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Correspondence, 1951, 2009

Reference Code: GBR/0014/LAUT 1/68

Scope and Contents

Correspondents include: Sir Arnold McNair on subjects including HL's proposed book on the International Court, the Year Book of International Law, his own writing work, his view of Lord Asquith [and the Petroleum Development (Trucial Coast) Ltd v Abu Dhabi case], the Norwegian Fisheries case, his concerns about a planned book by Ben Wortley and HL's forthcoming appointment to the International Law Commission (8); Sir David Hughes Parry; Lord Porter; Sir Hartley Shawcross, Attorney General, on HL's letter to Robert H Jackson on the American policy of releasing those convicted of war crimes at Nuremberg (2); Hubert Middleton on his appreciation of HL's writing style; Elihu Lauterpacht on subjects including his continued legal training (5); Robert H Jackson, Justice, United States Supreme Court, on his agreement with HL about the release of war criminals; Selig Brodetsky, introducing a friend with a scheme for awarding Israeli citizenship to victims of the Nazis; Sir [William] Eric Beckett [Legal Adviser to Foreign Office] on an article by HL, "Sovereignty over Submarine Areas", on the Continental Shelf, and an invitation from France and Sweden for HL to join a Conciliation Commission between the two countries (3); Rachel Lauterpacht (4); [Clarence] Wilfred Jenks, Assistant Director-General of the International Labour Office (3); Edvard Hambro, on subjects including HL turning down his article on extradition for the Year Book of International Law (2); Sir Walter Monckton on HL's advice to Lord Asquith [on the Petroleum Development (Trucial Coast) Ltd v Abu Dhabi case]; Yuen-li Liang, European Office of the United Nations, on subjects including records on the Continental Shelf and the prospect of HL succeeding James Brierly on the International Law Commission (2); Henry Hollond; John Megaw in his pleasure in having Elihu as a pupil.

Also includes: later research notes by Elihu on subjects including the International Law Commission; copy of an opinion by HL and Vladimir Idelson on the powers of the President of the International Court of Justice, particularly relating to the Anglo-Iranian Oil Company Limited; suggestions by McNair for cuts and compressions to Volume II of Oppenheim, annotated by HL.


  • 1951
  • 2009

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The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.


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