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Douglas Millar Johnston (1931-2006) Biographical Note

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Douglas Millar Johnston has been recognized as a leading teacher, scholar, writer and internationalist in the field of public international law, especially in the law of the sea and international environmental law. Born in Dundee, Scotland, in 1931, where he received his early schooling, he obtained from the University of St Andrews a M.A. in 1952 and a LL.B. in 1955. In 1987, Johnston switched coasts and took up the Chair in Asia-Pacific Legal Relations at the University of Victoria, in Victoria, British Columbia. Johnston retired from North American teaching in 1995, but proceeded to spend the next four years as a visiting professor at the National University of Singapore in the Faculty of Law and the Policy Research Programme. Douglas Johnston passed away in May of 2006 from cancer one week after his 75th birthday.

Keywords: Douglas Millar Johnston; ocean law; public international law

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