The Present State of International Law and Other Essays

written in honour of the Centenary Celebration of the International Law Association 1873–1973

  • Maarten Bos

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XI
  2. The International Law Association

  3. The Present State of International Law

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 37-37
    2. Section One

    3. Section Two

      1. R. R. Baxter
        Pages 107-124
    4. Section Three

      1. Bin Cheng, R. H. F. Austin
        Pages 183-200
      2. D. Goedhuis
        Pages 201-244
    5. Section Four

    6. Section Five

      1. D. P. O’Connell
        Pages 331-338
    7. Section Six

      1. Philip C. Jessup
        Pages 339-344
    8. Section Seven

About this book


In October I873, as every Conference Report recalls, the Associ­ ation for the Reform and Codification of the Law of Nations was founded in Brussels (Belgium). At the Brussels Conference of I895 the Association's name was changed and ever since it has been "The International Law Association". On August 30 and 3I and September I, I973, a Centenary Cele­ bration will be held in the Association's place of birth. In the course of preparations made for this triduum, plans were also laid by the Executive Council for a Centenary Volume to mark the event. The formula adopted for the book was mostly based on contributions by Chairmen and/or Rapporteurs of International Committees of the Association who were asked to shed light on "the present state" of their subject. Hence the title of the Volume. For good measure, vari­ ous other topics not coming under the terms of reference of Inter­ national Committees were added. Almost all of the authors invited responded favourably, and their studies are to be found in Part II, arranged in sections which have no other justification than the Editor's whim. It should be pointed out that Chairmen and/or Rapporteurs of International Committees wrote their articles a titre personnel and, therefore, cannot be deemed to express opinions held by their Com­ mittees as such. Part I contains the "other essays", dealing with the Association itself rather than with the present state of international law.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Maarten Bos
    • 1
  1. 1.UtrechtThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1973
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-017-4499-7
  • Online ISBN 978-94-017-4497-3
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