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Wellington Koo papers, 1906-1992, bulk 1931-1966

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Series VIII: International Court of Justice

Series consists of case files, correspondence, and documents related to elections and appointments of judges and registrar to the International Court of Justice as well as meeting minutes, dating from 1956 to 1975. Some of the significant cases Koo participated in are the South West Africa Case; Cameroon v. United Kingdom; Barcelona Traction Case; Netherlands v. Sweden; Interhandel Case (Switzerland v. U.S.A.); Parcels of Land (Belgium v. Netherlands); Aerial Incident of July 17, 1955 (Israel v. Bulgaria); Right of Passage (Portugal v. India); Honduras v. Nicaragua; Inter-Governmental Maritime Consultative Organization (IMCO) case; Temple of Preab Vihear (Cambodia v. Thailand). The case files include drafts of judgements, summaries, notes, objections, statements, as well as his case notebooks with his opinions and notes on various cases Koo participated in. The correspondence are mainly incoming congratulatory messages to Koo on his election and re-election to the court and account payroll from the court, as well as small amount of personal correspondence when he was serving as a judge on the ICJ.

Arranged by material types.


Subseries VIII.1: Elections and Meeting Minutes, 1957-1963



Box 203 Folder 1 Election of Judges, 1957

Former Box 203 Folder 1


Box 203 Folder 5 Election of Registrar, 1960

Former Box 203 Folder 5


Box 203 Folder 6 Appointment of Registrar, 1966

Former Box 203 Folder 6


Meeting Minutes


Box 203 Folder 2 1958

Former Box 203 Folder 2


Box 203 Folder 3 1959

Former Box 203 Folder 3


Box 203 Folder 4 1959-1960

Former Box 203 Folder 4



Box 204 Folder 1-2 1957-1962

Former Box 204 Folder 1-2


Box 204 Folder 3-4 1962-1963

Former Box 204 Folder 3-4


Subseries VIII.2: Case Files, 1958-1964


South West Africa Case, 1961-1962



Box 205 Folder 1-4 Written notes on South West Africa, 1961-1962, 1964

Former Box 205 Folder 1-2



Box 206 Folder 1 Draft Notes for judgement and first draft, 1962

Former Box 206 Folder 1


Box 206 Folder 2 Summary, 1962

Former Box 206 Folder 2


Box 206 Folder 3-4 Draft Judgment, 1962

Former Box 206 Folder 3-4


Box 206 Folder 5 Memoranda, 1962

Former Box 206 Folder 5


Box 206 Folder 6 Draft statement, 1962

Former Box 206 Folder 6


Box 206 Folder 7 Principal and Preliminary objections, 1962

Former Box 206 Folder 7



Box 207 Folder 1 Draft statement, 1962

Former Box 207 Folder 1


Box 207 Folder 2 Manuscript Copy of South West Africa Case, 1962

Former Box 207 Folder 2



Box 213 Folder 1-4 Documents on South West Africa, in French, 1964

Former Box 213 Folder 213-1-4



Box 213a Folder 5 Documents on South West Africa, in French, 1964

Former Box 213 Folder 213-5


Cameroon v. United Kingdom, 1963



Box 207 Folder 3-4 Separate opinion drafts, 1963

Former Box 207 Folder 3-4


Box 207 Folder 5 Draft statement, 1963

Former Box 207 Folder 5


Barcelona Traction Case, 1964



Box 208 Folder 1 Drafts of separate opinion on Barcelona Traction Case, 1964

Former Box 208 Folder 1


Box 208 Folder 2 Brazilian Traction case memos, 1964

Former Box 208 Folder 2


Case Notebooks, 1958-1964



Box 209 Netherlands v. Sweden: Case of 1902 Convention (2 notebooks), 1958

Former Box 209 Folder 1-2


Box 209 Switzerland v. U.S.A.: Interhandel Case (2 notebooks), 1958-1959

Former Box 209 Folder 3-6


Box 209 Belgium v. Netherlands: Parcels of Land (2 notebooks), 1959

Former Box 209 Folder 7-9


Box 209 Israel v. Bulgaria: Aerial Incident of July 17, 1955, 1959

Former Box 209 Folder 10-11


Box 209 Portugal v. India: Right of Passage (8 notebooks), 1959

Former Box 209 Folder 12-19



Box 210 Honduras v. Nicaragua (1 notebooks), 1960

Former Box 210 Folder 1-2


Box 210 IMCO Advisory opinion (3 notebooks), 1960

Former Box 210 Folder 3-5


Box 210 Private Meetings on method of work, budgets, judge pensions, elections (3 notebooks), 1960-1962

Former Box 210 Folder 6-8


Box 210 Cambodia v. Thailand: Temple of Preab Vihear (5 notebooks), 1961-1962

Former Box 210 Folder 9-13


Box 210 Advisory opinion on the Financial obligation of United Nations members (2 notebooks), 1962

Former Box 210 Folder 14-15


Box 210 Folder 16 Question by Sir Percy Spender, 1960

Former Box 210 Folder 16



Box 211 South West Africa Case (11 notebooks), 1961-1962

Former Box 211 Folder 1-8, 12-14


Box 211 Cameroon v. United Kingdom (3 notebooks), 1963

Former Box 211 Folder 9-11


Box 211 Barcelona Traction case (4 notebooks), 1964

Former Box 211 Folder 15-18


Box 211 Folder 19 Loose notes, 1964

Former Box 211 Folder 19


Printed materials, 1961-1964



Box 212 South West Africa Cases: preliminary objections, oral proceedings, judgment, 1961-1962

Former Box 212 Folder 1-4


Box 212 Barcelona Traction Case: preliminary objections judgment, 1964

Former Box 212 Folder 5


Box 212 Zionist-Israel Juridical Claims to Constitute "the Jewish People" Nationality Entity and to Confer Membership in it: Appraisal in Public International Law, 1964

Former Box 212 Folder 6


Subseries VIII.3: Correspondence, 1956-1975



Box 280 Folder 1 Koo's nomination to the ICJ and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs seeking support from other countries, 1956


Box 280 Folder 2 Congratulatory on first election to the ICJ, 1957


Box 280 Folder 3 1960-1962


Box 280 Folder 4 1963


Box 280 Folder 5-6 1964

Include congratulatory and accounts; Tsuyee Pei, New York World's Fair Corporation, etc.



Box 281 Folder 1 1965


Box 281 Folder 2 Memoranda, election of judges, 1966-1967


Box 281 Folder 3 Koo's candidacy for re-election, 1966


Box 281 Folder 4 1966


Box 281 Folder 5 1967


Box 281 Folder 6 1969-1975

Include pension receipts