Malcolm N Shaw

About/Bio

Professor Malcolm Shaw QC is a Senior Fellow at the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law, University of Cambridge; Emeritus Sir Robert Jennings Professor of International Law at the University of Leicester and Practising Barrister, Essex Court Chambers, London. He is also an Associate Member of the Institut de Droit International. He is the author of International Law, 8th ed, 2017 (translated into Chinese, Hungarian, Polish, Portuguese, Kazakh and Turkish); of the 5th edition of Rosenne’s Law and Practice of the International Court of Justice, 2016, and of Title to Territory in Africa, 1986.

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A State is a State is a State? Some Thoughts on the Prosecutor’s Response to Amici Briefs on Territorial Jurisdiction – Part II

In Part Two of this blog, I turn to the second of the Prosecutor’s arguments in favour of the Court’s territorial jurisdiction with regard to the “Situation in Palestine”. This is that Palestine is a State irrespective of its status as a party to the Statute. However, the Prosecutor seeks to nuance her position by arguing that Palestine…

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A State is a State is a State? Some Thoughts on the Prosecutor’s Response to Amici Briefs on Territorial Jurisdiction – Part I

On 30 April 2020, the ICC Prosecutor issued her Response to the Observations of Amici Curiae, Legal Representatives of Victims, and States  in the “Situation in the State of Palestine” matter. This has brought into focus a substantial debate as to what constitutes a State. There had been contributions submitted by 33 amici (including the…

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