Malcolm Shaw Retires
Professor Shaw has led a distinguished career in international law. As well as being the author of one of the leading international textbooks on the subject , which has been translated, into Hungarian, Polish, Portuguese and Chinese, he has also practiced in the field advising a number of governments around the world. He was awarded the rank of Queen’s Counsel in 2002 and has appeared on a number of occasions before the International Court of Justice, the European Court of Human Rights and the leading English courts, including the House of Lords. He has also lectured widely, the highlights being delivering the General Course on International Law at the Xiamen Academy of International Law, China, in 2006, and giving the Sir Hersch Lauterpacht Memorial Lectures at the University of Cambridge in 2010.
However, retirement will not see his activities lessen. He has been appointed a Senior Fellow at the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law at the University of Cambridge and a Trustee of the British Institute of International and Comparative Law. If anything, his writing commitments are increasing. As well as preparing a monograph on the International Law of Territory for Oxford University Press and working on the seventh edition of his textbook for Cambridge University Press, Professor Shaw has been invited to take charge of the next edition of the leading publication on the International Court of Justice, Rosenne’s four volume magnum opus entitled The Law and Practice of the International Court of Justice. He has also been asked to conduct a two day workshop for international law research students at the University of Cambridge during April this year.
The University of Leicester will not, however, completely lose Malcolm Shaw. He will continue at the University of Leicester on a part-time basis as Research Professor in International Law.