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Leiden Journal of International Law, 30th Anniversary Symposium on The Trajectories of International Legal Histories, 20 October

09/10/2017 – 9:11 am |

Leiden Journal of International Law, 30th Anniversary Symposium on The Trajectories of International Legal Histories, 20 October 2017, The Hague
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Thirty years ago, the Leiden Journal of International Law was born, at a time when the writing of histories was hardly a popular endeavour for international legal scholars. In his 1987 article ‘Probleme der Völkerrechtsgeschichte’ (‘The Problems of International Legal History’), Heinhard Steiger argued that only very few, ‘mostly authors …

Call for Papers: ESIL Interest Group on the History of International Law

12/11/2014 – 2:58 pm | Comments Off on Call for Papers: ESIL Interest Group on the History of International Law

On the occasion of the 11th ESIL Annual Conference, to be held in Oslo on 10 – 12 September 2015, the ESIL Interest Group on the History of International Law invites submissions, in English or French, on ‘Dreaming of the International Rule of Law – A History of International Courts and Tribunals’.
Each submission should include: an abstract of no more than 400 words; the intended …

Newly Published Article(s): Cambridge Journals

16/07/2014 – 1:19 am | Comments Off on Newly Published Article(s): Cambridge Journals

The following have been made available on Cambridge Journals Online. Article(s) are available online ahead of being assigned to an issue.
Health Economics, Policy and Law
Newly published article(s) from Health Economics, Policy and Law can be found here.
From the Table of Contents:
Book Review:
“The New Politics of the NHS” by Klein Rudolf (London and New York: Radcliffe Publishing, 2013), seventh edition, ISBN-13: 978 184619 771 0, 332 pages.
Albert …

ILA Spring Conference: Foundations & Futures of International Law

15/05/2014 – 5:32 pm | Comments Off on ILA Spring Conference: Foundations & Futures of International Law

The British Branch of the International Law Association (ILA) will hold its Spring Conference on the 23rd and 24th of May 2014.
The conference, entitled “Foundations & Futures of International Law”, aims to assess the ever expanding importance and influence of international law in a variety of situations, from national courts and theoretical approaches to issues of national security and the use of armed …

New article: Asian Journal of International Law

24/01/2014 – 8:26 pm | Comments Off on New article: Asian Journal of International Law

A new article is available on Cambridge Journals Online.
Inserting Visions of Justice into a Contemporary History of International Law
Shirley V. SCOTT
Published online on January 23rd
Abstract
The history of international law is often told in terms of the rise and fall of great powers or as a mechanism of colonial subjugation. To the extent that these accounts consider justice, it is usually to demonstrate its absence. This …

International Environmental Law History

19/09/2009 – 8:51 am | Comments Off on International Environmental Law History

According to the Environment News Service (ENS), the 1987 Montreal Protocol on Substances That Deplete the Ozone Layer, a protocol to the 1985 Vienna Convention for the Protection of the Ozone Layer, achieved universal ratification this week when the prime minister of Timor-Leste ratified the Protocol. This is the first time ever that a multinational environmental agreement has gained universal ratification. Thanks to the legal …

The signing of the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact

24/08/2009 – 3:09 pm | 2 Comments

On August 24, 1939, i.e. 70 years ago, the Soviet foreign minister Molotov and the foreign minister of the German Reich von Ribbentrop signed the Treaty of Non-Aggression Between Germany and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, better known as the German-Soviet Non-Aggression Pact or simply Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact.
Although the Pact was in form a non-aggression pact between two ideological enemies it committed the signatory powers …

International Law Foundations of Palestinian Nationality: A Forgotten Basis for the Resolution of the Palestinian Refugee Question

30/05/2009 – 12:29 pm | Comments Off on International Law Foundations of Palestinian Nationality: A Forgotten Basis for the Resolution of the Palestinian Refugee Question

The question of the Palestinian refugees from 1948 onwards is often righteously seen at the crux of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and the discussion surrounding this issue is too often politicised to the degree that there is no sight of the actual applicable international legal framework. Professor Mutaz Qafisheh presently a professor of international law at the Al-Quds University, has recently published his doctoral thesis on …

President Obama and International Law

27/01/2009 – 10:24 am | One Comment

Over on Jurist, Mary Ellen O’Connell has an interesting piece on the role that President Obama might have in restoring US faith in international law. O’Connell argues that the decline in US respect for international law is primarily attributable to Hans Morgenthau, his realist approach to international relations, and the impact that his students have had on US policy-making. Interestingly, O’Connell argues that political science …

International legal order put to the test as mass killings of civilians in the Gaza Strip persist

02/01/2009 – 12:36 am | One Comment

Not a word is spared (sadly not always by the right actors) at these very moments as the Gaza Strip, maintained under siege with an intense humanitarian crisis, is incurring unremitting air strikes from the Israeli occupation forces. At these very moments, Israel’s air force releases additional missiles on houses in heavily populated residential areas in the Gaza Strip. It is the sixth day of …

70th Anniversary of the Infamous Munich Agreement

28/09/2008 – 2:25 pm | Comments Off on 70th Anniversary of the Infamous Munich Agreement

The Munich Agreement (Münchner Abkommen) concluded at Munich, September 29, 1938, between Germany (Adolf Hitler), Great Britain (Neville Chamberlain), France (Edouard Daladier) and Italy (Benito Mussolini) has become one of the most controversial international treaties signed in the twentieth century. It raised endless debates and controversies among, in particular, international legal scholars on whether the Agreement has been validly concluded under international law. The main purpose …