Elihu Lauterpacht

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Sir Elihu Lauterpacht CBE QC LLD (b. 13 July 1928) is a British academic and lawyer, specializing in International Law, son of Hersch Lauterpacht and founder of the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law at the Law Faculty in Cambridge University.

Early life and education[edit]

Lauterpacht was born on 13 July 1928 in Cricklewood, Hertfordshire, to Rachel and Hersch Lauterpacht. As the Second World War broke out, Professor Hersch Lauterpacht was invited by the Carnegie Endowment to take a visiting professorship in the United States, so the Lauterpracht family evacuated to America[1]

For a year Lauterpacht attended the private Horace Mann School in the Bronx before joining the Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts.[1] After graduating in June 1944 Lauterpacht returned to the United Kingdom.[1]

After returning to England Lauterpacht entered Trinity College, Cambridge in 1945, initially reading history, before switching to the law tripos.

Career[edit]

In 1950 he was called to the Bar from Gray's Inn.[2] In 1953 he became a Fellow of Trinity College.[2] In 1970 he became a QC.[2][3] From 1975 to 1977 Lauterpacht served as legal advisor to the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs.[1]

Lauterpacht has also been an active academic at Cambridge University, where he was successively Lecturer, Reader and Honorary Professor. In 1983 the Research Centre for International Law was founded by Lauterpacht at Cambridge, and he was its director until 1995. In 1996 the Centre was renamed the Lauterpacht Centre in honour of Sir Elihu and his father, Sir Hersch.[4]

After retirement, he continued to teach and giving courses at the London School of Economics (in 1995) and the Hague Academy of International Law (1996).[1]

International Court of Justice[edit]

During his career Lauterpacht has appeared before the International Court of Justice in various cases — including:

  • Timor Leste v. Australia (The Case Concerning Questions relating to the Seizure and Detention of Certain Documents and Data),

Honours[edit]

Lectures[edit]

  • The Role of the International Judge[8] in the Lecture Series of the United Nations Audiovisual Library of International Law.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Eminent Scholars Archive: Professor Sir Elihu Lauterpacht". Squire Law Library. Retrieved 2008-09-28. 
  2. ^ a b c "Past Directors". Lauterpacht Centre. Retrieved 2008-09-28. 
  3. ^ The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 45074. p. 3875. 7 April 1970. Retrieved 2008-09-30.
  4. ^ "Establishment and Development - Lauterpacht Centre for International Law". Cambridge University. Retrieved 28 June 2012. 
  5. ^ The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 51578. pp. 7–8. 30 December 1988. Retrieved 2008-09-30.
  6. ^ "The Lauterpacht Centre for International Law". Faculty of Law, University of Cambridge. Retrieved 2008-09-28. 
  7. ^ The London Gazette: no. 55610. pp. 9843–9844. September 14, 1999. Retrieved 2008-12-05.
  8. ^ http://legal.un.org/avl/faculty/Lauterpacht.html