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Grotius and Gentili: A Reassessment of Thomas E. Holland's Inaugural Lecture 1

Peter Haggenmacher

in Hugo Grotius and International Relations

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198277712
eISBN:
9780191598890
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198277717.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Alberico Gentili (1552–1608), an Italian who worked at Oxford between 1580 and 1600, has some claim to dispute with Grotius regarding the title of ‘father of international law’. This claim was ... More


Coercion, Internalization, Decolonization: A Contextual Reading of the Rise of European International Law Since the Seventeenth Century

Felix Lange

in The International Rule of Law: Rise or Decline?

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780198843603
eISBN:
9780191879395
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198843603.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

The chapter discusses competing narratives of ‘rise’ and ‘decline’ of international law in the historical writings of international lawyers and historians. The author proposes a contextual approach ... More


Three Worlds; Three Bodies of International Law

Timothy Brook, Michael van Walt van Praag, and Miek Boltjes (eds)

in Sacred Mandates: Asian International Relations since Chinggis Khan

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780226562629
eISBN:
9780226562933
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226562933.003.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

The study of international relations has largely neglected the polities and legal orders of Inner and East Asia. International relations as a field of inquiry looks rather different when starting ... More


Reading RP Anand in the Post-Colony: Between Resistance and Appropriation

Prabhakar Singh

in The Battle for International Law: South-North Perspectives on the Decolonization Era

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2019
ISBN:
9780198849636
eISBN:
9780191883927
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198849636.003.0014
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

Professor RP Anand analysed the birth of new states and their theoretical and functional inclusion in the post-UN world. The 1947 Indian independence afforded Indian lawyers a choice between ... More


Literature and the Law of Nations, 1580-1680

Christopher N. Warren

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780198719342
eISBN:
9780191788550
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198719342.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book is a literary history of international law in the age of Shakespeare, Milton, Grotius, and Hobbes. It tells the previously untold story of major English Renaissance writers who used ... More


Literal ‘Decolonization’: Re-reading African International Legal Scholarship through the African novel

Christopher Gevers

in The Battle for International Law: South-North Perspectives on the Decolonization Era

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2019
ISBN:
9780198849636
eISBN:
9780191883927
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198849636.003.0018
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter explores the role of African scholars in the context of the battle for international law. It focuses on scholars who were less prominent than Taslim O Elias or Mohammed Bedjaoui, but who ... More


What Should International Legal History Become?

Martti Koskenniemi

in System, Order, and International Law: The Early History of International Legal Thought from Machiavelli to Hegel

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780198768586
eISBN:
9780191821974
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198768586.003.0019
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter argues that the scope of history of international law ought to be expanded beyond its received sense. If the interest lies in ‘power’, then it is not a surprise why international lawyers ... More


Playing Hide and Seek with ‘Vergangenheit, die nicht vergehen will’ (‘a Past that Will Not Pass’) in the History of International Law

Ignacio de la Rasilla

in How International Law Works in Times of Crisis

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780198849667
eISBN:
9780191883941
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198849667.003.0014
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

The chapter proceeds in two parts. The first reviews the enactment of the Spanish Historical Memory Act (HMA) and examines three of its most polemical areas of implementation in the light of the ... More


International Trade: From War Capitalism to Contracts of Distribution

John Linarelli, Margot E Salomon, and Muthucumaraswamy Sornarajah

in The Misery of International Law: Confrontations with Injustice in the Global Economy

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780198753957
eISBN:
9780191815812
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198753957.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

Despite significant attention in recent times, the law of international trade has been remarkably resilient in steering clear of compliance with the demands of justice. The history of the law ... More


International Law within a Global International Society: Comment on Felix Lange

Andrew Hurrell

in The International Rule of Law: Rise or Decline?

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780198843603
eISBN:
9780191879395
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198843603.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter is a comment on Felix Lange’s analysis of the universalization of international law from a historical-contextual perspective. Building on Lange’s arguments the comment underscores and ... More


Taslim Olawale Elias: From British Colonial Law to Modern International Law

Carl Landauer

in The Battle for International Law: South-North Perspectives on the Decolonization Era

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2019
ISBN:
9780198849636
eISBN:
9780191883927
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198849636.003.0015
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

In 1962, eminent Nigerian lawyer Taslim Olawale Elias published British Colonial Law, which provided an ambitious comparative study of British dependencies—oddly coming out nearly two years after his ... More


Rival Worlds and the Place of the Corporation in International Law

Sundhya Pahuja and Anna Saunders

in The Battle for International Law: South-North Perspectives on the Decolonization Era

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2019
ISBN:
9780198849636
eISBN:
9780191883927
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198849636.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

Struggles ‘over’ international law in the period between 1955 and 1974 should be understood not as a battle to control a pre-existing international law, but as marking a series of encounters between ... More


International Law’s Cabinet of Curiosities

Daniel Joyce

in International Law's Objects

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780198798200
eISBN:
9780191858642
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198798200.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter considers the significance of objects for international law through the lens of collecting and curation. It focusses upon the history of the cabinet of curiosities (or wunderkammer) as a ... More


Determining New Selves: Mohammed Bedjaoui on Algeria, Western Sahara, and Post-Classical International Law

Umut Özsu

in The Battle for International Law: South-North Perspectives on the Decolonization Era

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2019
ISBN:
9780198849636
eISBN:
9780191883927
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198849636.003.0016
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

As one of the most significant international lawyers to emerge from the third world, Mohammed Bedjaoui is a towering figure—prolific as a scholar, active as a diplomat, and influential as a judge. ... More


Controlling State Involvement in Conflict

Kenneth Watkin

in Fighting at the Legal Boundaries: Controlling the Use of Force in Contemporary Conflict

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780190457976
eISBN:
9780190458003
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190457976.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter discusses the law governing the State recourse to war. After addressing the twentieth-century emphasis on inter-State conflict, the analysis shifts to noninternational armed conflict. ... More


Charles Chaumont’s Third-World International Legal Theory

Emmanuelle Tourme Jouannet

in The Battle for International Law: South-North Perspectives on the Decolonization Era

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2019
ISBN:
9780198849636
eISBN:
9780191883927
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198849636.003.0017
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This contribution explores the works and biography of Charles Chaumont, who influenced an important group of third-world scholars, among them Mohammed Bedjaoui. These scholars were shaped by the ... More


Acquired Rights and State Succession: The Rise and Fall of the Third World in the International Law Commission

Anna Brunner

in The Battle for International Law: South-North Perspectives on the Decolonization Era

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2019
ISBN:
9780198849636
eISBN:
9780191883927
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198849636.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

In the early 1960s at the height of decolonization, the idea of post-colonialism and an initial form of post-colonial discourse developed in the branches of human rights, international trade, and ... More


The Battle Continues: Rebuilding Empire through Internationalization of State Contracts

Muthucumaraswamy Sornarajah

in The Battle for International Law: South-North Perspectives on the Decolonization Era

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2019
ISBN:
9780198849636
eISBN:
9780191883927
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198849636.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

In the years following decolonization the divisions between the United States and Latin America became universalized when the newly independent states of Africa and Asia espoused the Calvo Doctrine ... More


(De)colonizing Human Rights

Florian Hoffmann and Bethania Assy

in The Battle for International Law: South-North Perspectives on the Decolonization Era

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2019
ISBN:
9780198849636
eISBN:
9780191883927
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198849636.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

The human rights story during the decolonization era covers a range of (critical) legal perspectives. This chapter examines the role the incipient discourse and (international) institutional ... More


The Law of Nations in Global History

C. H. Alexandrowicz

David Armitage and Jennifer Pitts (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780198766070
eISBN:
9780191820649
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198766070.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Legal History

In recent years there has been a growing awareness of the need to write a global history of law of nations that disengages from parochial national and regional histories. It is hoped that these ... More


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