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Antonio Cassese Passes Away

Published on October 22, 2011        Author: 

We are sad to report the passing of Antonio Cassese, one of the greatest international lawyers of his generation and one of the EJIL’s founders. Nino worked tirelessly despite his illness almost until the end, having resigned as president of the STL just a few weeks ago. Few scholars have had as much impact, or were so gracious towards others. He will be missed.

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2 Responses

  1. V.T.Thamilmaran

    The most saddest news to hear! From the time I read his book Violence and Law in the Modern Age (1988) I have become “obsessed” with his writings.

    Above all, such a candid way of putting things in due perspective is possible only for those in the calibre of Nino.

    I still remmeber the lectures he had with us at the IIHR,Strasbourgh in the early 90s.

    How do I say? … A golden brain …. brave tongue …. mighty pen has been snatched away by the hands of the crule fate?

    We, in thousands, miss you sir…..!

    V.T.Thamilmaran

  2. Dr. Esther Cohen

    I had the pleasure of meeting Antonio Cassese when he came to the Hebrew University Forum of International Law last year. I was sad and shocked to hear of his passing. He left behind a legacy of literature on International Criminal Law which was written in clear and precise form – as were his judgments. He will be missed.