Fifty Years of the Law of the Sea
This book is a collection of articles, primarily on the law of the sea, by Judge Shigeru Oda, who has served three successive terms of office on the Bench of the International Court of Justice, for an unprecedented 27-year tenure as Judge.
A pioneer in the field of the law of the sea in the early post-war period, Judge Oda has maintained an interest in his chosen field and this collection of his works, produced over a period beginning in 1955 and spanning nearly half a century, sheds light on the rapid development of the law of the sea during this period. Those interested in understanding the law of the sea as it now stands must also understand the process by which the law has evolved since the 1950s. This book also contains a special section of Judge Oda’s writings on the International Court of Justice. These chapters are aimed at elucidating the procedure of the Court.