Justice Christopher Gregory Weeramantry was formerly Judge of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) from 1991 to 2000 and is currently Emeritus Professor at Monash University. He is a thought leader for Ideapod, creating a pod promoting universal peace education. Justice Weeramantry is here interviewed by Professor Emeritus Joseph A. Camilleri, La Trobe University.
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IP: You are widely considered one of the most distinguished contributors to the theory and practice of international law. Looking back on your extraordinarily rich experience of the last half century and thinking of the coming decades, how do you see the role of international law?
JCW: International law has become a key instrument in creating a better future for humanity. It can be regarded as the “common law” of the world in the making. It symbolizes but also provides a framework for a world that has become increasingly interdependent and interconnected.