|Message from Chair||UN Decade Objectives||News of Members|
This issue carries an unusually rich assortment of entries--op-eds, letters to and from
Congress, individual initiatives, and other member-related news. It begins with the
implementation of a suggestion I received at the April 1995 business meeting of the UNDIG (UN
Decade Interest Group) in New York--that the basic goals of the UN Decade of International
Law be reprinted in our Newsletter from time to time.
I am pleased to report that I was able to present a Midterm Review of the UN Decade to
the World Jurist Association (WJA) in the Canadian Government's Conference Centre in Ottowa
on August 14, 1995. I therein presented an major facet of our work--involving the commitment
that I have asked from each of you. I requested that members of the WJA also lecture at least
once a year to a nonlaw group on International Law, the objectives of the UN Decade, and the
work of the American Society of International Law. We can thus reach tomorrow's leaders today,
and personally contribute to the fostering of respect for International Law. I can now provide a
copy of the initial conference paper to interested UNDIG (UN Decade Interest Group) members.
It will be some time before I am able to provide the actual speech, which is being prepared for
publication at a later date. Please join me in spreading the word of our group, the ASIL, and the
As I have almost facetiously remarked in the past, that this is a
rather modest group! PLEASE advise me of your accomplishments,
your lectures to nonlawyers groups, your publications, etc. As
of this writing there is only one entry--so please let me know
for the next edition, so that I can share your good news with
other UNDIG members.
Publications: William Slomanson, Fundamental Perspectives
on International Law, Second Edition, West Publishing Co.,
1995, (660 pages).
This final segment of each Newsletter provides the opportunity to comment on any topic of
interest to the UN Decade Interest Group (affectionately dubbed "UNDIG"). It has been a very
useful source for planning meeting agenda, new issues to be addressed by UNDIG, and the like.
Please take a moment to jot down any comments, constructive criticisms, or suggestions.. Send
E-Mail to Editor, UN Decade Newsletter
Items of particular interest include:
(1) UNDIG Mentoring Program--I am willing to assist young scholars, by
commenting on their papers, in the following areas:
(2) Subject of your choice regarding the operations of this section of the ASIL: