Symposium on History of International Law

The Trajectories of International Legal Histories

20 October 2017 The Hague

Leiden Journal of International Law 30th Anniversary Symposium

A symposium to engage in critical reflection on the field of the history of international law and discuss future research, questions of methodology and perspective.

SPEAKERS

Gerry Simpson (London School of Economics, London)

Thomas Skouteris (The American University in Cairo, Cairo)

Janne Nijman (T.M.C. Asser Institute, The Hague)

Liliana Obregón (Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá)

PANEL: INTERNATIONAL LEGAL HISTORY—LINKING PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE

 Chair: Cecily Rose

Thomas Skouteris (The American University in Cairo, Cairo)

‘Based on a True Story’: International Law and Microhistory

Yolanda Gamarra (University of Zaragoza, Zaragoza)

The Public Uses of the History of International Law: A Critical Appraisal

Raphael Schäfer (Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, Heidelberg)

The Turn to History in International Law and the Problem of Linear Time

PANEL: WRITING AND MEDIATING LEGAL HISTORIES—PLURAL ORIGINS AND CONCEPTIONS OF INTERNATIONAL LAW

Chair: Surabhi Ranganathan

 Janne Nijman (T.M.C. Asser Institute, The Hague)

Turning to Grotius once more? Writing Northern Humanism into International Legal History

Felix Lange (Humboldt-University, Berlin)

Bedrock of a Value-Based International Law, Tool to Circumvent the Versailles Treaty or Example for Non-Western Influences? – The Multiple Histories of the Ius Cogens-Doctrine Jakob Zollmann (WZB Berlin Social Science Center, Berlin)

 African International Legal Histories – International Law in Africa? Perspectives and Possibilities

PANEL: FIELDS OF ENGAGEMENT: INTERNATIONAL LEGAL HISTORY

Chair: Sergey Vasiliev

 Liliana Obregón (Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá)

Before the “Turn”: The Objectives of the “Pre-Histories” of International Law

Julia Dehm (La Trobe University, Melbourne)

Highlighting Inequalities in the Histories of Human Rights

Guy Fiti Sinclair (Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington)

The Postcolonial Origins of International Organizations Law

Mackenzie Hamilton Eason (University of California, Los Angeles)

Assessing the Legacies of Empire in International Criminal Law

Conclusions and closing – Eric De Brabandere

Contact: ljil@law.leidenuniv.nl

 

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