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This week’s research guide History of International Law
The Peace Palace Library has an impressive Old and rare books collection of 10.000 titles printed before 1850. Since its beginning in 1913 the Library has acquired a historical legal collection representing the various periods of thinking about international law, dominated by the Spanish, French or English schools. Writers from the 16th century: Jean Bodin, Ayala, Vitoria, the 17th century: Hugo Grotius, Gentili, Pufendorf, Zouche, and 18th century: Bynkershoek, Wolff, von Martens, Vattel, and 19th century Bluntschli, to name only a few.Check our Research Guide on History of International Law
A Justification for Russia’s Intervention?
In the last week Russian military forces have occupied Crimea, the Ukrainian Black Sea peninsula where the majority of the population is ethnic Russian and the Russian Black Sea Fleet is deployed in the city of Sevastopol. In the Russian constitution a few articles describe circumstances where a primacy of Russian constitutional law above international law may occur. How does Russia legally justify its intervention? Guest Blog by Anna K. Duszczyk.Read blog
- Fassbender, B. and A. Peters (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of the History of International Law, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2012.
- Altmann, A., Tracing the Earliest Recorded Concepts of International Law: the Ancient Near East (2500-330 BCE), Leiden, Nijhoff, 2012.
- E. Jouannet, The Liberal-Welfarist Law of Nations: a History of International Law, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2012.
- Chetail, V. (ed.), Vattel's International Law in a XXIst Century Perspective, Leiden, Nijhoff, 2011.
- Grewe, W.G. (ed.), Fontes Historiae Iuris Gentium, Berlin, De Gruyter, 1988-1995.
- Orakhelashvili, A. (ed.), Research Handbook on the Theory and History of International Law, Cheltenham, Edward Elgar, 2011.