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Grotius Lecture—Discussant’s Comments

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  20 January 2017

Rosalyn Higgins*
International Court of Justice


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Seventeenth Annual Grotius Lecture
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1 This draws on thoughts published in R. Higgins, Grotius and the United Nations, 37 Int’L Soc. Sci. J. 122 (1985).

2 Hugo Grotius, De Jure Belli AC Pacis, Book II, ch. 1, i (A.C. Campbell trans., London 1814) (1625).

3 Id., ch. 1.

4 Id., ch. 1, § 2.

5 Id. at ch. 20.

6 Id.

7 Geoffrey Best, Humanity in Warfare: The Modern History of the International Law of Armed Conflicts (1983).

8 Grotius, Book II, supra note 2, at ch. 22.

9 Id.