Women in Law: A Bio-Bibliographical Sourcebook

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ROSALYN HIGGINS (1937–)

Rosalyn Higgins is one of the world’s most respected and honored public international law scholars, having served as Professor of International Law at the London School of Economics of the University of London since 1981. She is perhaps best known for her four volumes on United Nations global peacekeeping operations, published between 1969 and 1981, but her entire scholarly contribution is immense, and it has been continuous over the past 30 years. Indeed, the publications listed in her curriculum vitae are so many that they are subdivided into subject headings, which include international legal theory, United Nations law, the use of force, state and diplomatic immunities, human rights, and international petroleum law. Her most recent book, originally given as a course of lectures on public international law at the Hague in 1991, is International Law and the Avoidance, Containment and Resolution of Disputes.1


FAMILY BACKGROUND AND EDUCATION

Rosalyn Higgins was educated at Burlington Grammar2 School in London. She entered Girton College,3 Cambridge in 1955, and was named a Major Scholar4 of the College in 1958. Higgins was awarded the Teresa Montefiore Prize by Girton College for overall distinction in 1958. Also in 1958, she served as the United Kingdom Interne in the Office of Legal Affairs of the United Nations. She received her B.A. in law with First Class Honors5 from Cambridge University in 1958, and her L.L.B. in international law, also with First Class Honors, from Cambridge in 1959. Rosalyn Higgins was one of a small group of students who gathered at Cambridge University in the late 1950s to study international law in an academically rigorous way, but with a practical com-

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  • Title Page iii
  • Editorial Advisory Board vii
  • Contents ix
  • Introduction 1
  • Florence Ellinwood Allen (1884–1966) 17
  • Mary Arden (1947–) 25
  • Anita Augsburg (1857–1943) 31
  • Suzanne Bastid-Basdevant (1906–) 34
  • Miriam Ben-Porat (1918–) 38
  • Myra Bradwell (1831–1882) 45
  • Beverly Blair Cook (1927–) 51
  • Irene R. Cortes (1920–) 62
  • Takako Doi (1928–) 68
  • Ruth Bader Ginsburg (1933–) 78
  • Brenda Marjorie Hale (1945–) 88
  • Rosalyn Higgins (1937–) 94
  • Leonilde Iotti (1920–) 101
  • Barbara Charline Jordan (1936–1996) 112
  • Sylvie Kanigi (1953–) 118
  • Carrie Burnham Kilgore (1838–1909) 123
  • Helen Kinnear (1894–1970) 129
  • Claire L’Heureux-DubÉ (1927–) 136
  • Jutta Limbach (1934–) 144
  • Burnita Shelton Matthews (1894–1988) 150
  • Beverley McIachlin (1943–) 159
  • Soia Mentschikoff (1915–1984) 171
  • Constance Baker Motley (1921–) 180
  • Emily Ferguson Murphy (1868–1933) 190
  • Eleanor Holmes Norton (1938–) 202
  • Sandra Day O’Connor (1930–) 210
  • Sadako Ogata (1927–) 219
  • Cecilia MuÑoz Palma (1913–) 231
  • Tamar Pelleg-Sryck (1926–) 237
  • Janet Reno (1938–) 248
  • Mary Robinson (1944–) 257
  • Flerida Ruth P. Romero (193?–) 266
  • Simone RozÈs-Ludwig (1920–) 271
  • Wiltraut Rupp-Von BrÜnneck (1912–1977) 277
  • Helga Seibert (1939–) 283
  • Elisabeth Selbert (1896–1986) 288
  • Margaret a. Somerville (1942–) 292
  • Helene StÖcker (1869–1943) 299
  • Helen Suzman (1917–) 304
  • Leah Tsemel (1945–) 312
  • Agathe Uwilingiyimana (1953–1994) 323
  • Simone Veil-Jacob (1927–) 329
  • Bertha Wilson (1923–) 338
  • Appendix 349
  • Selected Bibliography 353
  • Index 357
  • About the Editors and Contributors 371
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