CBC Television Network

International Law

Network: CBC Television Network

Broadcast Run: 1961

Broadcast Medium: Television

Aired Sunday evenings from August 27, 1961 to October 1, 1961.

A program about international relations, studied by experts but put in layman’s terms. The subtitles: Territorial Waters, Intervention, Individual Rights and Responsibilities, International Court of Justice, and Nuremberg trials [2 parts]

International Law had an important place on television since the United Nations was only a few years old and the Cold War was in full swing.

The program took on the top legal stories in history, beginning with the Nuremberg Trials, the International Court of Justice, individual rights, territorial rights and domestic conflicts; all issues the United Nations was designed to settle.

The format was simple: a detailed presentation of the legal problem followed by a panel discussion. Guests included Judge John Read, who worked for the International Court of Justice, John Hazard, Columbia University, Maxwell Cohen of McGill University, Dean Curtis of UBC and Yves Morin from the University of Montreal.

Written by John Corcelli – May, 2005