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Antonio Cassese

From: The Oxford Companion to International Criminal Justice

Edited By: Antonio Cassese (Editor-in-Chief)

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 23 November 2020

(b. Nadia, Bengal, India, 27 Jan. 1886; d. 10 Jan. 1967) Pal was born into poverty and lost his father at age of three. His schooling was paid for by charities and scholarships. His early career was as a chair in mathematics, but in 1920 Pal obtained a Master of Law degree from the University of Calcutta. In 1924 he gained his doctorate in law from the University Law College (Calcutta). Pal was appointed as a judge of the High Court of Calcutta in 1940. At the time of his appointment as the Indian representative at the Tokyo International Tribunal he was already...
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