Indian Journal of International Law

, Volume 56, Issue 3–4, pp 325–348 | Cite as

Judge C.G. Weeramantry: an alternative reading



This article seeks to provide an alternative reading of Judge C.G. Weeramantry (1926–2017), former Judge and Vice-President of the International Court of Justice. Departing from the standard readings offered regarding his work, the article explores some of the deeper interests, prejudices and tensions that underlie Judge Weeramantry’s life and writings on international law as well as his less-explored writings on Sri Lanka.


Weeramantry International law Sri Lanka Universalism Politics Religion 

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© The Indian Society of International Law 2017

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Law, Faculty of ArtsUniversity of PeradeniyaPeradeniyaSri Lanka

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