Iain Scobbie


Iain Scobbie is Professor of Public International Law at the University of Manchester, Co-Director of the Manchester International Law Centre, and Visiting Professor of International Law at SOAS, University of London, where he was previously the Sir Joseph Hotung Research Professor in Law, Human Rights, and Peace Building in the Middle East. He studied at the Universities of Edinburgh and Cambridge, and at the Australian National University.

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Francis Lieber Prize

Nominations may now be made for the Francis Lieber Prize, awarded annually to an outstanding published (or to be published) work in the field of law and armed conflict by an author aged 35 years or younger at the time of submission. The Francis Lieber Prize is awarded annually by the American Society of International Law's…

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At rest

Shabtai Rosenne, who died in Jerusalem on 21 September 2010 aged 93, was one of the last of the generation of distinguished international lawyers who studied before or during the early years of World War II.  I can only think of two remaining survivors in the English-speaking world—Benjamin Ferencz and Leslie Green.  This is a club which even Sir Eli…

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On the road to Avila? A Response to Koskenniemi

Professor Iain Scobbie, is the Sir Joseph Hotung Research Professor in Law, Human Rights and Peace Building in the Middle East, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London The burden of Professor Koskenniemi’s article appears to bear an uncanny likeness to St Teresa of Avila’s aphorism that answered…

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