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International Court lawyer Keith Highet dies at age 67

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WASHINGTON — Keith Highet, a lawyer who handled more cases before the International Court of Justice at The Hague than any other American lawyer, has died. He was 67.

Highet died Wednesday of complications from esophageal cancer, said his wife, Margel Lindzey Highet.

"He must have handled at least 15 cases before the International Court of Justice, and always with great scholarship, insight and legal flair," said Stephen M. Schwebel, a former judge and president of the International Court of Justice.

At the time of his death, Highet was serving as counsel to the governments of Indonesia and Cameroon in cases pending before the International Court.