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Sohn, Louis B.

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    • Birth Place

        Lʹviv, Ukraine
    • Death Place

        Falls Church, Va.
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        International law
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            Law professor
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          • found: Fifty years of arbitration in the Union of international transport ... 1942
          • found: Use of force [VR] 1995:series guide (Professor Louis B. Sohn, George Washington University Law Center)
          • found: Washington post WWW site, June 14, 2006(Louis B. Sohn; born in what is now the Ukrainian city of Lviv; d. June 7, Falls Church, aged 92; considered one of the world's greatest scholars of international law; helped draft the United Nations charter, define international human rights, and design disarmament agreements)
          • found: New York times, Sept. 4, 2013obituary dated June 23, 2006 (Louis B. Sohn, a professor of international law who helped draft parts of the United Nations Charter in 1945 and was a leader in subsequent efforts to turn the United Nations into a true world government, died on June 7 at his home in Falls Church, Va. He was 92. For nearly 50 years, while at the Harvard School of Law and then the University of Georgia School of Law, Professor Sohn served on commissions and organized conferences around the world, championing disarmament, human rights and increased powers for the United Nations)
          • found: Wikipedia, Sept. 4, 2013(Louis B. Sohn; born 1 March 1914 in Lemberg Austria-Hungary now Ukraine; died 7 June 2006. He earned his first law degree at John Casimir University in Lwow, Poland in 1939; He was a longtime scholar of international law and advocate of international institutions. As a protégé of Manley O. Hudson, he participated in the San Francisco Conference that established the United Nations, working on the statute of the International Court of Justice. Sohn earned his LL.M. and S.J.D. degrees from Harvard Law School. He was appointed an assistant professor there in 1951 and became the Bemis Chair in 1961; upon mandatory retirement from Harvard, Sohn followed his friend Dean Rusk to the University of Georgia School of Law, where he held the Woodruff Chair in International Law until 1991. Sohn served as counselor to the Legal Adviser, U.S. Department of State in 1970 and 1971. He was the U.S. delegate to the Law of the Sea Convention from 1974 to 1982, etc.)
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