Correspondence, 1952, 1960 - 1971
Scope and Contents
Correspondents include: Sir [William] Eric Beckett [Legal Adviser to Foreign Office] on an article by HL on the Norwegian Fisheries case; Sir Arnold McNair on subjects including the latest Year Book of International Law, a debate in the House of Lords on HL being asked to update part of the British Manual of Military Law, the limitations of international law and the Annual Digest (6); Rachel Lauterpacht on subjects including holidays in France and Italy (13); René Massigli, French Ambassador to Britain, on HL's appointment as President of the Swedish-French Permanent Conciliation Commission; Gunnar Hägglöf, Swedish Ambassador to Britain, on HL's appointment (2); Elihu Lauterpacht on subjects including his legal work and the Nottebohm case (11); Daniel O'Connell; Eliahu Elath [Israeli Ambassador to Britain], asking for HL's opinion on the distinction between a non-aggression clause and non-aggression pact in an Armistice Agreement; Sir David Hughes Parry, Director of University of London Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, on HL giving a lecture in early 1953 (2); David Johnson [Assistant Legal Adviser, Foreign Office]; Yuen-li Liang, European Office of the United Nations, on possibly returning to China and the results of a bad decision by the International Law Commission; [Charles] Philip Southwell [Managing Director of Kuwait Oil Company Limited].
Also includes: later research notes by Elihu on the International Law Commission and copies of letters from Lord Kilmuir [earlier David Maxwell Fyfe] on his memories of HL, and of correspondence between Elihu and Erwin Loewenfeld on HL's opinion on the Nottebohm case; paper by A H Robertson on the mission to the United Nations in connection with the draft Covenant of Human Rights, Jan 1952; memoranda by HL and Beckett on the Anglo-Iranian Oil Company case; letters from HL to Rachel and Elihu on starting work at Geneva [Switzerland] for the International Law Commission; cuttings of articles in the Times by HL on the judgement at the Hague on the Anglo-Iranian Oil Company case; chapter (in French) by Daniel O'Connell on the effects of state changes on the nationality of their inhabitants.
- 1960 - 1971
Conditions Governing Access
The collection is open for consultation by researchers using Churchill Archives Centre, Churchill College, Cambridge.
- From the Fonds: Lauterpacht, Hersch, Sir, 1897 - 1960 (Knight, international lawyer) (Person)
- From the Fonds: Lauterpacht, Elihu, Sir, 1928-2017 (Knight, Professor of International Law) (Person)