The Papers of John Norton Moore
Scope and Contents
The first one, concerning the Gulf of Maine case before the International Court of Justice were given to the Library in December of 1985. The collection (in 5 cartons) includes Moore's personal notes and correspondence, copies of Department of State correspondence and working documents, and annotated copies of drafts of the records presented to the ICJ by the U. S. Team. Donated with the personal files were a set of printed ICJ documents, miscellaneous prirnted materials relating to the Gulf of Maine case, and assorted maps of the ocean.
Addedum MSS 85-17a was given in the Summer of 1995. Consists of 4 boxes, principally of files about the conflict in Central America (Nicaragua and El Salvador), with which Prof. Moore was very interested and involved.
Addemdum MSS 85-17b was given to the library in January of 2020. This addition consists of 22 archival boxes that relate to the Law of the Sea, Law and National Security, International Law, Human Rights Files, Center for Oceans Law and Policy and Center for National Security Law, teaching files, other Law School miscellaneous, personal and digital files.
- 1969 - 2019
- Moore, John Norton (Person)
Biographical / Historical
From 1985 to 1991, he chaired the board of directors of the U.S. Institute of Peace, one of six presidential appointments he has held. From 1973 to 1976, he was chair of the National Security Council Interagency Task Force on the Law of the Sea and ambassador and deputy special representative of the president to the law of the sea conference. Previously he served as the counselor on international law to the State Department. With the deputy attorney general of the United States, he was co-chair in March 1990 of the U.S.-USSR talks in Moscow and Leningrad on the rule of law. As a consultant to the Arms Control and Disarmament Agency, he was honored by the director for his work on the ABM Treaty Interpretation Project. He has been a frequent witness before congressional committees on maritime policy, legal aspects of foreign policy, national security, war and treaty powers, and democracy and human rights. He has been a fellow of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars at the Smithsonian Institution.
Moore is a member of advisory and editorial boards for nine journals and numerous professional organizations, and he has published many articles on oceans policy, national security and international law.
Site authors, "John Norton Moore," UVA Law School Website. http://www.law.virginia.edu/lawweb/faculty.nsf/FHPbI/1192475?OpenDocumen... (accessed December 9, 2015)
21 Linear Feet (39 archival boxes)
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- Central America -- Politics and government -- 1979-
- Fisheries -- Canada
- Fisheries -- United States
- Geopolitics -- Central America
- International Court of Justice
- Maine, Gulf of
- McCue, Edward O., III, 1923-2011
- Moore, John Norton
- Nicaragua -- Foreign relations -- United States
- Territorial waters -- Canada
- Territorial waters -- United States
- United States -- Foreign relations -- Nicaragua
- Moore, John Norton (Person)
- The Papers of John Norton Moore Regarding the Maritime Boundary Delimitation in the Gulf of Maine Area, 1977-1984,1940s, 1969-1995 MSS 85-17
- The Papers of John Norton Moore Regarding the Maritime Boundary Delimitation in the Gulf of Maine Area, 1977-1984MSS 85-17
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