Suzanne Bastid


08.15 bastid.jpg

Suzanne Bastid (née Basdevant) born Rennes, Brittany, France August 15, 1906 (d. 1965). International lawyer, first French woman professor of law; on first international (League of Nations) committee on status of women 1937; President World Court 1949-52.


"[The right to use force] exists only in the case of legitimate defence and collective action against aggression." (Cours d'Institutions Internationales, p. 247, 1956; photo intlawgirls)