(image source: UN Audiovisual Library of International Law)
Professor Yasuaki ONUMA (University of Tokyo), an acclaimed and worldwide appreciated scholar of international law, has left us three weeks ago. Dr Aiko Nakai (Kyoto University) was so kind as to compose the following obituary, recalling his major works:
Yasuaki ONUMA, professor emeritus of the University of Tokyo, passed away of cancer on October 16. Born in Yamagata. Author of A Transcivilizational Perspective on International Law (Brill (Pocket Books of the Hague Academy of International Law, 2010), Le droit international et le Japon: Une vision trans-civilisationnelle du monde (Pedone, 2016), International Law in a Transcivilizational World (Cambridge University Press, 2017), etc. Editor of A Normative Approach to War: Peace, War, and Justice in Hugo Grotius (Clarendon Press,1993).Professor Onuma also contributed lectures to the UN Audiovisual Library of International Law. These lectures remain on the internet and are accessible through Youtube.