Omri Sender & Michael Wood

About/Bio

Sir Michael Wood KCMG is a member of the International Law Commission, and a Senior Fellow of the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law, University of Cambridge. He is a barrister at 20 Essex Street, London, where he practices in the field of public international law, including before international courts and tribunals. He was Legal Adviser to the UK’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office between 1999 and 2006, having joined as an Assistant Legal Adviser in 1970. Omri Sender is counsel for the World Bank and a consultant in public international law. Since 2012, he assists the Special Rapporteur of the UN International Law Commission on the topic ‘Identification of Customary International Law’. A graduate of Tel Aviv University (LL.B., LL.M.) and New York University (LL.M.), Omri is currently pursuing a doctoral degree (S.J.D.) in international law at the George Washington University Law School.

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The International Court of Justice and Customary International Law: A Reply to Stefan Talmon

There is much to agree with in Professor Talmon’s article, which addresses the International Court of Justice’s methodology for the determination of rules of customary international law, and concludes that “the main method employed by the Court is neither induction nor deduction but, rather, assertion.” But there are some questionable aspects, including its conclusion. The Court’s…

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