Friday, November 24, 2017

Keith's Thoughts on Grotius

Kenneth J. Keith, Emeritus Professor at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, has posted Some Thoughts About Grotius 400 Years On, which was the Seventeenth Annual Grotius Lecture of the American Society of International Law.  It appears in the American University International Law Review 31 (2016):
The author addresses some major challenges facing the world today, by reference to the different roles Hugo Grotius played in his time, the enduring values he highlighted, the need for better implementation of the law, the importance of well designed procedures and the continuing significance of the law of nature and of nations. He concludes with the role of law in dealing with disasters.