Hersch Lauterpacht

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1897 – 1960

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Who was Hersch Lauterpacht?

Sir Hersch Lauterpacht QC was a member of the United Nations' International Law Commission from 1952 to 1954 and a Judge of the International Court of Justice from 1955 to 1960. In the words of former ICJ President Stephen M. Schwebel, Judge Sir Hersch Lauterpacht's "attainments are unsurpassed by any international lawyer of this century [...] he taught and wrote with unmatched distinction". Sir Hersch's writings and opinions continue, nearly 50 years after his death, to be cited frequently in briefs, judgments, and advisory opinions of the World Court. He famously said "international law is at the vanishing point of law."

The Lauterpacht Centre for International Law at the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom is named after him. His son, Sir Elihu Lauterpacht, CBE, QC, who founded the Centre, was its first director and remains actively involved in its work as Director Emeritus and an Honorary Professor of International Law.

He obtained a PhD degree from the London School of Economics in 1925, writing his dissertation on Private Law Sources and Analogies of International Law, published in 1927.

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Born
Aug 16, 1897
Zhovkva
Also known as
  • Judge Hersch Lauterpacht
Children
Ethnicity
  • Poles
Nationality
  • United Kingdom
  • Austria
Profession
Education
  • London School of Economics and Political Science
Died
May 8, 1960
London

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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