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Louis B. Sohn (1914-2006)

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  27 February 2017


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1 For a fine biographical sketch, see Jo, M. Pasqualucci, Louis Sohn: Grandfather of International Human Rights Law in the United States, 20 Hum. Rts. Q. 924 (1998)Google Scholar.

2 Sohn’s first English–language article, published in 1942, still dealt with conflict–of–laws issues. See Louis, B. Sohn, New Bases for Solution of Conflict of Laws Problems, 55 Harv. L. Rev. 978 (1942)Google Scholar.

3 Manley, O. Hudson, The Permanent Court of International Justice, 19201942 (1943)Google Scholar; Manley, O. Hudson, International Tribunals: Past And Future (1944)Google Scholar.

4 See Pasqualucci, supra note 1, at 931–32.

5 Kathleen, Teltsch, Harvard Professor the “Guru” of Sea Law Talks, N.Y. Times, July 16, 1977, at 4 Google Scholar.

6 See, e.g., Elliot, L. Richardson, Dispute Settlement Under the Convention on the Law of the Sea: A Flexible and Comprehensive Extension of the Rule of Law to Ocean Space, in Contemporary Issues In International Law: Essays In Honor of Louis B. Sohn 149 (Buergenthal, T. ed., 1984)Google Scholar.

7 Id. at 150.

8 See, e.g., Louis, B. Sohn, Expulsion or Forced Withdrawal from an International Organization, 77 Harv. L. Rev. 1381 (1964)Google Scholar; Louis, B. Sohn, The Authority of the United Nations to Establish and Maintain a Permanent United Nations Force, 52 AJIL 229 (1958)Google Scholar.

9 See, e.g., Louis, B. Sohn, Settlement of Disputes Relating to the Interpretation and Application of Treaties, 150 Recueil Des Cours 195 (1976II)Google Scholar; Louis, B. Sohn, The Function of International Arbitration Today, 108 Recueil Des Cours 1 (1963 I)Google Scholar.

10 See, e.g., Louis, B. Sohn & Kristen, Gustafson, The Law of The Sea In A Nutshell (1984)Google Scholar.

11 Professor Sohn was associate reporter of the Restatement (Third) of the Foreign Relations Law of the United States (1987) and in that capacity was principal author of the chapters “The Law of the Sea” and “The Law of the Environment.” These contributions are found in volume 2 of the Restatement, at pp. 3–98 and 99–143.

12 See, e.g., Louis, B. Sohn, Enforcement of Disarmament Controls with Respect to States Which Have Not Ratified a Disarmament or Arms Control Treaty, 1 Arms Control & Disarmament 99 (1968)Google Scholar; Louis, B. Sohn, Disarmament and an International Force, in Bowett, D. W., United Nations Forces 519 (1964)Google Scholar.

13 See, e.g., Louis, B. Sohn, The New International Law: Protection of the Rights of Individuals Rather Than States, 32 Am. U.L. Rev. 1 (1982)Google Scholar; Louis, B. Sohn, The Human Rights Law of the Charter, 12 Tex. Int’l L.J. 129 (1977)Google Scholar.

14 See, e.g., Grenville, Clark & Louis, B. Sohn, World Peace Through World Law (1958, and later editions)Google Scholar; Grenville, Clark & Louis, B. Sohn, Peace Through Disarmament And Charter Revision (1953)Google Scholar.

15 See, e.g., Louis, B. Sohn, Basic Documents Of African Regional Organizations (4 vols., 1971–72)Google Scholar.

16 Cases and Other Materials on World Law (Louis, B. Sohn ed., 1950)Google Scholar; Cases on United Nations Law (Louis, B. Sohn ed., lsted. 1956; 2d ed. 1967)Google Scholar; Louis, B. Sohn, United Nations Inaction: Ten Cases From United Nations Practice (1968)Google Scholar.

17 Louis, B. Sohn & Thomas, Buergenthal, International Protection of Human Rights (1973)Google Scholar.

18 See, e.g., Louis, B. Sohn, The Stockholm Declaration on the Human Environment, 14 Harv. Int’l L.J. 423 (1973)Google Scholar; Louis, B. Sohn, The United Nations and the Human Environment: Twenty–second Report, in Building Peace: Reports of The Commission To Study The Organization of Peace, 19391972, at 784 (1973)Google Scholar.

19 Anthony, D’Amato, The Frolova Case, in Contemporary Issues in International Law, supra note 6, at 89, 89 Google Scholar.