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date: 26 January 2020

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At the London School of Economics, Hersch Lauterpacht published The Function of Law in the International Community (1933), which has been described as ‘the most important English language book on international law in the 20th century’. In 1937, Lauterpacht was appointed to the Whewell Chair of International Law at the University of Cambridge. He was appointed to the International l Law Commission in 1952, but resigned following his election to the International Court of Justice in 1954. His last major work, The Development of International Law by the International Court, was published in 1958. Lauterpacht had an enduring legacy due to his writings and their vision of world order. There is also his practical legacy, arising from his involvement in the Nuremberg trial; his ground-breaking work on human rights; his identification of foundational issues of international law, which required clarification by the ILC; and the influence of his judicial opinions.

Keywords: international society, Nuremberg trial, Court of Justice, Function of Law, International Community, International Law Commission

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