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Debate | Symposium

Leiden Journal of International Law 30th Anniversary Symposium

  • 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)
Friday 20 October 2017
Turfmarkt 99
2511 DP The Hague
room 3.46

On the occasion of LJIL’s 30th anniversary, it convenes a symposium on The Trajectories of International Legal Histories. The LJIL thereby wishes to pay tribute to the remarkable developments within this field, to contribute to some of its ongoing debates, and to possibly trigger new ones.

The LJIL wishes to engage both in questions of methodological reflection, and to encourage the writing of new legal histories in concrete fields of international law, if not of international law as a whole.

Some of the general questions include, sometimes truly basic and therefore truly intriguing: How can legal histories be tied to and yet transcend specific contexts? In what way do understandings of the past impact our conceptions of the present and the future, and vice versa?

Concrete fields of application have recently centered on different origins of international law just as well as re-assessments of concrete fields. Whereas the laws on the use of force have in particular been subject to historical inquiry (why?), interest in the past of other fields, especially of the international political economy, have lately increased. Which international legal histories should be (re)written?

For more info on the programme, speakers and to register online, please click the link below

30th Anniversary Leiden Journal of International Law

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