Category Archives: Law

Research Funding – A Life in the Law 14

Back in Beirut I considered how I would fund research into a contentious topic, and decided to self-fund it myself by my own work. This would leave me independent but with a limited budget. My £100 from the Spring Rice … Read More »

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Choosing a Research Project – A Life in the Law 13

In August 1962 I crossed the Jordan in an old Dodge bus with my few possessions in a carpet bag. The driver was playing Fairuz, whose trembling voice was singing about lost love. I knew little Arabic, but I recognised … Read More »

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King Hussein – A Life in the Law 12

In King Talal Street, in the centre of Amman, there used to be an open air cinema, a record shop with old 78 records, a coffee shop and a tea garden, where on a hot afternoon people used to sit … Read More »

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Resolution 181 of the UN General Assembly – A Life in the Law 11

In 1962 Beirut harbour was bordered by acacia trees and the old white French customs sheds. A turtle was swimming outside the harbour wall. My few belongings passed through customs. I found the tramway and the old tramcar towing a … Read More »

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Article 2(4) of the UN Charter – A Life in the Law 10

In June 1962, I hitchhiked from Oxford to Dover, and spent the night in a youth hostel. Next morning I stood outside the car ferry terminal, stopped a car and hitchhiked across the Channel. They left me in Boulogne where … Read More »

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International Law – a Life in the Law 9

International law was a subject with many different points of view, especially on issues such as self defence and intervention. John Kennedy was in the White House. On my old 1155 radio, with its green tuning eye, I could listen … Read More »

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Too Many Words – A Life in the Law 8

“Assessment” said Theo “is the loose sand on which the academic pyramid is based – the credibility problem of the academic world.” Assessment needs re-thinking, because most systems are potentially flawed, dependent on the subjective opinion of the individual marker, … Read More »

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