Blackstone Chambers mourns death of Sir Ian Brownlie QC

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  • I wish to convey my condolences to Sir Ian's family and Blackstone Chambers on his untimely and tragic passing. I had the distinct pleasure and honor to work with Mr. Brownlie on several arbitrations, including the Barbados-Trinidad and Tobago arbitration hosted in part by Blackstone Chambers. One can only imagine how much more he had to contribute to his field, and yet the incredible body of work he leaves behind will certainly continue to influence the course of international law for many years to come. He was also a kind and thoughtful man, and I gleaned much from his wisdom and knowledge. He will be sorely missed.

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  • My most heartfelt condolences to the family, friends, and colleagues of Sir Ian Brownlie during this time of sad mourning of his untimely death. He will be remembered as one of the most significant figures in international law and true champion of social justice through law. In my brief encounters with him over the years he was always kind, considerate, and willing to discuss difficult legal issues. He will be greatly missed, but his monumental corpus of work will continue to serve international lawyers for many years to come.

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  • Magnificently erudite, and enormously warm and friendly behind a seemingly crusty exterior. The world of public international law will miss him greatly. I attended his lectures and seminars as an undergraduate at Oxford and got my love of the subject directly from him. RIP.

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  • I present my condolences to the family of Sir Ian Brownlie and to the Blackstone Chambers . I am very proud of being working whith Sir Ian during this last trhee years as a member the nicaraguan team of lawyers in the cases of Nicaragua with Costa Rica (Rio San Juan) and the Colombian case (Maritime delimitation) before the International Court of Justice. God received him as one of his dilected sons.

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  • I always have your Principles by my side, as a student, a competitor, a tutor or a young practitioner. Your inspiration for us to achieve at least a modest part of your greatness lives.

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  • Rest in Peace Brownlie. Your works inspired some of us to pursue a career in international law. Even in tiny states like Swaziland, your works had serious impact, especially in equipping young scholars for the international law market. Your spirit will live on through your contributions to legal scholarship.

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  • My condolences to the family and friends of Sir Brownlie who held and shall forever hold a special place in the hearts of International Law students all across the globe. As a student, who could never have the opportunity to meet him personally, I take this opportunity to thank Sir Brownlie for sharing his knowledge and experience through his diverse portfolio of works with many of my likes.

    May his soul rest in peace.

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  • My sincere condolences to the Brownlie family. Sir Ian was a wonderfully warm and erudite man. I met him in my 2nd year as a law undergraduate at Wadham when he came to be the second law fellow. He had the task of teaching me Roman Law, a subject that he knw a lot about but not as much as International Law. His opening words were that we had better work together. Of course his curiousity was what drove his teaching.
    Years later, my daughter Mallory Stewart who works as a lawyer in the State Department nervously approached Sir Ian at a function in his honor. He could not have been more gracious, remembering that after the bar I went into schooling and camping. He made a young nervous lawyer feel very comfortable.
    What a tragedy that we have lost such an outstanding jurist and compassionate man

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  • Sincere condolences to the family and friends of Sir Ian Brownlie who was a giant amongst the many educators in the field of International Law.

    As a student having read some of his work, I would like to thank Sir Brownlie for imparting his knowledge, experience and academic brilliance.

    To say that Sir Ian will be sadly missed is an understatement of monumental proportions.

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  • The Lasting Tribute website has updated its memorial pages to include Sir Ian.
    http://www.lastingtribute.co.uk/tribute/brownlie/3223529
    It's a respectful memorial to him and somewhere to pay tribute at this difficult time.
    They monitor every comment so that nothing offensive or inappropriate is published.

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