Whewell Professor of International Law

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The Whewell Professorship of International Law is a professorship in the University of Cambridge.

The Professorship was established in 1868 by the will of the 19th-century scientist and moral philosopher, William Whewell, with a view to devising "such measures as may tend to diminish the causes of war and finally to extinguish war between nations".

Incumbents of the Whewell Professorship of International Law[edit]

Holders of the Whewell chair include four judges of the International Court of Justice.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Eyal Benvenisti elected to Whewell Professorship". Faculty of Law. University of Cambridge. 25 May 2015. Retrieved 31 May 2015.