- Robert Yewdall Jennings
Sir Robert Yewdall Jennings (
19 October 1913- 4 August 2004) was a British jurist. He served as a British judgein the International Court of Justicefrom 1982. He also served as the President of the ICJ between 1991 and 1994.
He was born in
Yorkshire, where his father had a small manufacturing firm and his mother was a mill weaver.
He was educated at the village school at
Idle, West Riding, and Belle Vue Secondary School. He got his LL.Bfrom Cambridgeand then won a scholarshipto Harvard.
After Harvard, worked at an assistant lectureship at the
London School of Economics. From 1939 on, he was a Fellow of Jesus College at Cambridge and the Hudson medal of the American Society of International Law. University of Leicester named a chair after him.
He was knighted in 1982. He was a president of the
Institut de droit international, received honorary doctorates from the universities of Hull, Leicester and the Saarland, as well as Oxford and Cambridge.
He was an editor of the
British Yearbook of International Law; co-authored (with Sir Arthur Watts) 9th edition of "Oppenheim's International Law". His other important publications include "The Acquisition of Territory in International Law."
Whewell Professorship of International Law
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