A Diplomat’s Handbook of International Law and Practice

A Diplomat’s Handbook of International Law and Practice

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It gives me great pleasure to write a foreword to :\1r. Sen's excellent book, and for two reasons in particular. In the first place, in producing it, Mr. Sen has done something vvhich I have long felt needed to be done, and which I at one time had am bitions to do myself. \Vhen, over thirty years ago, and after some years of practice at the Bar, I first entered the legal side of the British Foreign Service, I had not been working for long in the Foreign Office before I conceived the idea of writing - or at any rate compiling - a book to which (in my own mind) I gave the title of qA ~fanual of Foreign Office Law. q This work, had I ever produced it in the form in which I visualised it, could probably not have been published con sistently with the requirements of official discretion. But this did not worry me as I was only contemplating something for private circulation within the Service and in Government circles. :Mr. Sen's aim has been broader and more public-spirited than mine was; but its basis is essentially the same.While Lord Atkin took the view that immunity applies to public property of a state used purely for commercial purposes and ... they are of opinion that if governments or corporations formed by them choose to navigate and trade as ship-owners, anbsp;...

Title:A Diplomat’s Handbook of International Law and Practice
Author: Biswanath Sen
Publisher:Springer - 2012-12-06

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