The Days of Wine and Roses: Rosalyn Higgins, Philippa Webb, Dapo Akande, Sandesh Sivakumaran and James Sloan. Oppenheim’s International Law: United Nations. Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2017. 31. Pp. 737. £395. ISBN: 9780198808312.

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This review essay takes an in-depth look at the most recent addition to the Oppenheim family, a two-volume work on the law and practice of the United Nations, prepared by Rosalyn Higgins and a dream team composed of some of her former students. The essay not only zooms in on the merits of the work but also aims to place it in context in a changing world, wistfully noting a little nostalgia (on the side of the reviewer as well as that of the authors perhaps) for, well, the days of wine and roses.
Original languageEnglish
JournalEuropean Journal of International Law
Issue number2
Pages (from-to)737-753
Number of pages17
Publication statusPublished - 21 Sep 2020
MoE publication typeA2 Review article in a scientific journal

Fields of Science

  • 513 Law

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