Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Jurists UprootedGerman-Speaking Emigré Lawyers in Twentieth Century Britain$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Jack Beatson and Reinhard Zimmermann

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780199270583

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199270583.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.oxfordscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2019. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use. date: 22 August 2019

Hersch Lauterpacht (1897–1960)

Hersch Lauterpacht (1897–1960)

Chapter:
(p.601) Hersch Lauterpacht (1897–1960)
Source:
Jurists Uprooted
Author(s):

Martti Koskenniemi

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199270583.003.0019

Hersch Lauterpacht presented a methodologically complete vision of the whole field of public international law. His work set the themes and outlook, as well as the moral optimism associated with the profession, especially in Europe. Before 1923, when Lauterpacht arrived in Britain, very little existed in terms of institutional practices or academic doctrine of international law. By 1960, at his death, everything had been put in place. This chapter looks at the life of Lauterpacht, including his involvement in Zionism in Germany, the state of international law in Britain during his arrival from Germany, his time as a student and professor at the London School of Economics, his views on the League Covenant as an international constitution, his attempt to influence United States public opinion against the strict neutrality advocated by lawyers such as Charles Hyde and Edwin Borchard, his work on recognition in international law and on human rights, his appointment in the International Law Commission and International Court of Justice, and his naturalism.

Keywords:   Hersch Lauterpacht, international law, human rights, Germany, Zionism, United States, neutrality, naturalism

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .