Part B Issues, Institutions, and Personalities, L
Edited By: Antonio Cassese (Editor-in-Chief)
See Truth and Reconciliation Commissions in Latin America (b. Zółkiew, Poland, 16 Aug. 1897; d. London, 8 May 1960) Lauterpacht was perhaps the most influential international lawyer of the twentieth century. His origins were in Galicia in the Austro-Hungarian Empire. He studied law in Vienna (as a disciple of Hans Kelsen) from where he moved to Britain in 1923. His British dissertation Private Law Analogies and Sources in International Law (1927) as well as his important Function of Law in the International Community (1933) were written as criticisms of a...