Leicester law Professor lectures on peaceful resolutions in international disputes
An Emeritus Professor of the University of Leicester, Professor Malcolm Shaw QC, has proposed the creation of a College for Mediation in a lecture delivered in the United Nations at the invitation of the President of the Security Council.
Professor Shaw was invited before the UN Security Council because of his academic and professional reputation in the field of international law – he is the author of the leading textbook in the field and a practitioner with wide experience.
The meeting was held under the auspices of the Security Council and took place at the UN in New York with a large audience of around 200 representatives of UN member states.
Professor Shaw, who has recently retired as the Sir Robert Jennings Professor of International Law at the University’s School of Law, spoke on the Peaceful Settlement of Disputes. He focused on mediation as an appropriate technique of resolving disputes between states. In particular, he noted the recent emphasis on this approach in UN documents and practice and underlined the need to ensure adherence to the principles and rules of international law both in the process of mediation and in the outcomes.