Whewell Professor of International Law

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The Whewell Professorship of International Law is a professorship in the University of Cambridge.

The Professorship was established in 1868 by the will of the 19th-century scientist and moral philosopher, William Whewell, with a view to devising "such measures as may tend to diminish the causes of war and finally to extinguish war between nations". [1][2]

Incumbents of the Whewell Professorship of International Law[edit]

Holders of the Whewell chair include four judges of the International Court of Justice.

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  1. ^ See Maine, Henry Sumner (1888). Whewell Lectures, International Law, A Series of Lectures Delivered before the University of Cambridge, 1887 (1 ed.). London: John Murray. p. 1. Retrieved 8 September 2015. via Internet Archive
  2. ^ See Oppenheim, Lassa (1919). The League of Nations and Its Problems, Three Lectures (1 ed.). London: Longmans, Green & Co. p. 4. Retrieved 9 September 2015. via Internet Archive