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History and International Law

An Intertwined Relationship Edited by Annalisa Ciampi, Professor of International Law, University of Verona, Italy
This incisive book unveils and illuminates the relationship between international law and history, providing examples from a wide range of domains of global governance. With particular reference to international human rights, humanitarian and criminal law, leading scholars and practitioners in international law, history and diplomacy offer original analysis and innovative paradigms of cross-interdisciplinary research in the field.
Extent: c 264 pp
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Publication Date: November 2019
ISBN: 978 1 78897 748 7
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  • Law - Academic
  • Legal Theory
  • Public International Law
There is a deep and multifaceted relationship between international law and history – political events have legal implications, and international norms and institutions may influence the course of history. This incisive book unveils and illuminates this nexus, providing examples from a wide range of domains of global governance.

Analysing this intertwined relationship with particular reference to international human rights, humanitarian and criminal law, this timely book features contributions from leading scholars and practitioners in international law, history and diplomacy. History and International Law, with a foreword by ICJ Judge Giorgio Gaja, covers topics ranging from the connections between current and historical events and human rights protection in the EU, to the ways in which ICC investigations and prosecutions continue to affect political developments in Africa. The authors offer examples of original analysis, establishing innovative paradigms of interdisciplinary research in the field.

International lawyers and academics will find this book both useful and insightful. It will also prove valuable to scholars and students of the history of international law, diplomacy and international relations.


‘This book, edited by Annalisa Ciampi, aptly recalls the centrality of historicization in international legal thought and practice. The chapters in this volume, each in its particular and refreshing way, simultaneously demonstrate the impossibility for international lawyers to refrain from an explicit engagement with history. A welcome publication.’
– Jean d'Aspremont, Sciences Po Law School, France and University of Manchester, UK
Contributors include: O. Bekou, G. Ben-Nun, A. Ciampi, E. de Wet, S. Douglas-Scott, R. Einar Fife, K. Ristic, S. Troebst

Contents:

Forward
Giorgio Gaja

Part I History AND INTERNATIONAL LAW: an INTRODUCTION
1. Creative Forces and Institution Building in International Law
Rolf Einar Fife

2. Eastern Europe’s Imprint on Modern International Law
Stefan Troebst

Part II History AND INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS LAW
3. History, Isolation and Effectiveness of International Human Rights Law
Annalisa Ciampi

4. EU Human Rights Law and History: A Tale of Three Narratives
Sionaidh Douglas-Scott

Part III History, International Humanitarian LAW AND INTERNATIONAL Criminal Law
5. ‘Treaty after Trauma’: ‘Protection for All’ in the Fourth Geneva Convention
Gilad Ben-Nun

6. History and Core International Crimes: Friends or Foes?
Olympia Bekou

7. ‘Imaginary Trials’: The Legacy of the ICTY in Croatia, Bosnia and Serbia
Katarina Ristic

8. The Rise and Demise of the ICC Relationship with African States and the AU
Erika de Wet, Gilad Ben-Nun, Olympia Bekou, Annalisa Ciampi, Sionaidh Douglas-Scott, Rolf Einar Fife, Katarina Ristic, Stefan Troebst, Erika de Wet

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