international law, lex ferenda, Grotius, Grotiana Foundation, the Interuniversitair Instituutvoor International Recht T.M.C. Asser Instituut, Peace Palace, the Academy of International Law, Hague
Recent emphasis on codification of this or that aspect of international law has encouraged a number of writers to re-examine the "classics" with a view to ascertaining the extent to which we have moved from the 17th and 18th centuries and how far the views of the "teachers" are still relevant or may even today be regarded as lexferenda. Coincident with the fourth centenary of the birth of Grotius, the Interuniversitair Instituut voor International Recht T.M.C. Asser Instituut in cooperation with the Grotiana Foundation organized a commemorative colloquium in the Peace Palace and the Academy of International Law at the Hague on the 8th of April 1983. The present volume reproduces the papers presented on that occasion, together with certain additional pieces, as well as the score of the piece of music specially commissioned to mark the occasion, and a coloured photograph and certificate of registration of an orchid specially bred in honour of Grotius.
L C. Green, "International Law and the Grotian Heritage" (1987) 11:1 Dal LJ 351.