ESIL Interest Group History of International Law

ESIL Interest Group History of International Law

vrijdag 1 december 2017

ANNOUNCEMENT: New Interest Group Steering Committee (Oct 2018)

(image: newsman announcing rewards for those able to bring back lost French and Spanish ships from the battle of Vigo; source: BnF Gallica, Collection Michel Hennin. Estampes relatives à l'Histoire de France. Tome 76, Pièces 6719-6811, période : 1701-1702; click on the image for more detail)

The members of the ESIL Interest Group History of International Law had the opportunity to apply for the Steering Committee of this organ by 23 October 2017.

As the ESIL secretariat received five applications for five vacancies, no further vote was held, all candidates have been automatically elected. As a brief introduction of the new team, we  present the biographical information provided to the ESIL Secretariat:

Jan Lemnitzer (Assistant Professor, University of Southern Denmark) [New Steering Committee Chairman]

I am Assistant Professor at the Center for War Studies, University of Southern Denmark, and was formerly Director of Studies at Oxford’s Changing Character of War programme. I was employed as a lecturer in modern history at Christ Church and Pembroke College, Oxford, and have published on the history of international law in Diplomacy & Statecraft, the International History Review and the European Journal of International Law. I completed my PhD thesis on the 1856 Declaration of Paris at the London School of Economics, and the book has now been published with Palgrave Macmillan under the title Power, Law and the End of Privateering. The books argues that the 1856 Declaration marks the beginning of the codification of international law, and my current work explores the 19th century expansion of international law more generally, the origins of the norm of civilian immunity and the history of international criminal law. As a historian employed by a political science faculty because of his legal expertise, I am committed to genuine interdisciplinarity, and I have greatly benefitted from the IGHIL workshops I have participated in. Now, I want to give something back and help the group prosper. In particular, I will promote training opportunities for young scholars on how to work with primary and archival sources, and work on the IGHIL goal to make such sources easily available online. For the ‘turn to practice’ to thrive, examples of how state practice shaped and responded to the development of international law must be easy to find! lemnitzer@sam.sdu.dk

Markus Beham (Assistant Professor, Universität Passau)
I am an Assistant Professor at the Chair for Constitutional and Administrative Law, Public International Law, European and International Economic Law at the University of Passau, Germany. Prior to this, I taught at the Section for International Law and International Relations of the University of Vienna, Austria, where I also completed my doctoral degree at the Department of Legal Philosophy in co-tutelle with the Université Paris Ouest – Nanterre la Défense, and, after completing an LL.M. degree at Columbia Law School and qualifying for the NY Bar, I worked in the arbitration group of an international law firm. Having also studied history with a focus on Eastern European history, where my research interests were the ‘long 19th century’ with the demise of the Ottoman Empire and the history of population exchanges and deportations throughout the 20th century, I feel that I can substantively contribute to the work of the Coordination Committee. Having now been a member of ESIL and the Interest Group for two years, I would appreciate the opportunity to take on responsibility and volunteer as a member of the committee to assist in its day-to-day administrative tasks as well as by providing substantive input. My personal feeling is that international lawyers working on legal history, legal historians, and historians still lead parallel and unconnected lives. This is, for sure, the experience in the Germanophone academic world. I would like to see part of the agenda of the interest group in connecting these different actors through common efforts and events. markus.beham@univie.ac.at

Martin Clark (PhD candidate, London School of Economics)
My name is Martin Clark and I am eager to become part of the IGHIL's coordinating committee. I am a PhD Candidate and Judge Rosalyn Higgins Scholar at the London School of Economics and Political Science: http://www.lse.ac.uk/law/people/phd/martin-clark. My work currently focuses on conceptual histories in international and public law, and I am particularly interested in shifting our field to better engagements with historical theory and historians generally. I have been closely involved in the IGHIL, presenting papers at Naples 2017 and Istanbul 2016. I very much support the present purposes and aspirations of the IGHIL. But like many involved in the Group, I would like to see us push the boundaries of international legal history more firmly and radically, to move in a range of new directions and beyond the debates that risk becoming too-well rehearsed. Some future research agendas for the IGHIL should, I think, include histories of international law from below; rethinking the materials of international legal history; and a stronger reassertion of feminist histories of international law. One practical contribution I feel I could make is building further the Group’s blog into a platform for short analysis or comment pieces, research notes, bibliographies, and digitised primary documents, in addition to the extremely useful scholarship and call for paper posts published at present. I realise I am quite young to be seeking to be part of the Committee -- nonetheless, I hope that what I lack in experience I can more than make up for in enthusiasm. m.clark1@lse.ac.uk

Frederik Dhondt (Assistant Professor, Vrije Universiteit Brussel/Guest Professor, University of Antwerp)

Frederik Dhondt (1984) is assistant professor at the Vrije University Brussel and guest professor at the University of Antwerp. He studied law (Ghent, 2007), history (Ghent/Paris-Sorbonne, 2008) and international relations (Sciences Po Paris 2009). He obtained his PhD in law in 2013 (Ghent University, commercial version published as Balance of Power and Norm Hierarchy. Franco-British Diplomacy after the Peace of Utrecht (Brill, 2015)). Frederik was a visiting researcher in Paris, Frankfurt, Heidelberg and Geneva. His teaching involves political and comparative constitutional history (Bachelor of Laws, Brussels/Antwerp) and history of international law (Master of Laws, Brussels/Antwerp). Frederik’s research focuses on the history diplomacy and legal argumentation in the 18th and 19th centuries. For an overview of publications, see http://www.vub.ac.be/CORE/members/dhondt. Frederik started the ESIL IG’s blog (http://esilhil.blogspot.com) after the ESIL conference in Vienna (September 2014), together with Randall Lesaffer and Ignacio de la Rasilla y del Moral. This source has become a reference in the field of international legal history, with on average 2.000 pageviews per month, mainly from the United States, Germany, the United Kingdom, France, Belgium and Spain. The blog signals all relevant books, journal issues and call for papers brought to the IG’s attention. In the coming years, supplementary collaborators (= extra bloggers) are required, to keep a regular flow of information. In 2017, Frederik co-convened and chaired the IG’s workshop at the Research Seminar in Granada on ‘Neutrality in the History of International Law’, one of his current research areas. As the continuity of the blog is essential to the IG group, Frederik Dhondt would propose to further ensure the flow of information to the members. frederik.dhondt@vub.be

Hossein Piran (Senior Legal Advisor at the Iran-United States Claims Tribunal, The Hague)
Dr. Piran studied law in Teheran (1980, BA) and at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (1984, LLM International and European Law). He competed his PhD on Foreign Investment and Public International Law at the University of Liverpool in 1992. He authored three books in Persian, on Classical Theories of International Relations in Islam (2010), International Investment Law (2010) and on Nationalization of Foreign Property under International Law (1992). He translated Shaybani’s Siyar (2009), Grotius' Mare Liberum (2012) and De Iure Belli ac Pacis (2015). Dr. Piran is a member of the Permanent Court of Arbitration. hpiran@hetnet.nl  
The Steering Committe has convened in its new composition. Jan Lemnitzer was designated as President. The Interest Group affirms its intention to be present at the ESIL Annual Conference, next September in Manchester. The blog will continue to operate. New scientific initiatives will be developed.

The Committee thanks the preceding team (Randall Lesaffer, Ignacio de la Rasilla y del Moral, Inge Van Hulle, Shavana Musa, Thomas Skouteris) for their efforts and initiatives since the ESIL Conference in Vienna (September 2014).

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zaterdag 25 november 2017

COLLOQUIUM: Peace Through Law: The Versailles Peace Treaty and dispute settlement after WWI (Luxembourg, 6-8 December 2017)


The Max Planck Institute Luxembourg for International, European and Regulatory Procedural Law is organising a colloquium on the Versailles Peace Treaty and dispute settlement after World War I.

Content

Jointly organised by the two research departments, the conference “Peace Through Law: The Versailles Peace Treaty and dispute settlement after WWI” is designed to investigate both the notion of “peace through law” and the new international framework set up by the Treaty in the aftermath of the Great War. Held a century later, the conference will also offer a unique moment of reflection on the state of the dispute settlement system.

Academic Programme

Wednesday, 6 December 2017

18:00
Welcome address
by 
Dr Heinrich Kreft, Ambassador of Germany in Luxembourg
and 
Mr Bruno Perdu, Ambassador of France in Luxembourg
18:20
Opening lectureby Prof. Nathaniel Berman (Brown University)

Thursday, 7 December 2017

09:00
Welcome address
by 
Prof. Hélène Ruiz Fabri and Prof. Burkhard Hess (Max Planck Institute Luxembourg for Procedural Law)
09:15
Panel I: The League of Nations: A world organisation for the prevention of conflicts
Chair: 
Prof. Johan Van der Walt (University of Luxembourg)Dr Thomas D. Grant (University of Cambridge): “The league as an universal organisation”Prof. Michael Callahan (Kettering University): “Preventing a Repetition of the Great War: Responding to International Terrorism in the 1930s”
11:00
Panel II: The political termination of the war
Chair: 
Prof. Johan Van der Walt (University of Luxembourg)Prof. Mamadou Hébié (Leiden University): “The mandate system of the League of Nations”Dr Ralph Wilde (University College London): “Versailles as a landmark in trusteeship and internationalization”
14:00
Panel III: Building a larger economic framework
Chair: 
Prof. Laurence Boisson de Chazournes (University of Geneva)Prof. Patricia Clavin (University of Oxford): "The League of Nations and the making of international trade law"Dr Guy Sinclair (Victoria University of Wellington): “Managing the ‘workers’ threat: preventing revolution through ttripartite negotiation (ILO)”Judge and Prof. Herbert Kronke (Heidelberg University; Iran-United States Claims Tribunal): “The role of private international law: Unidroit, Geneva Conventions on Arbitration”
16:15
Panel IV: The economic consequences of the war
Chair: 
Judge and Prof. Hans Van Houtte (University of Leuven-KUL; Iran-United States Claims Tribunal)Prof. Jean-Louis Halpérin (Ecole Normale Supérieure): “Reparations, Art. 231 VT*”Prof. Didier Boden (University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne): “Private rights in wartime and in the context of reparations”Prof. Pierre d’Argent (Catholic University of Louvain – UCL): “The conversion of reparations into sovereign debts (1920 – 1953)”

Friday, 8 December 2017

09:00
Panel V: Settlement of conflicts through international courts (1st part)
Chair: 
Judge and Prof. Bruno Simma (University of Michigan; Iran-United States Claims Tribunal)Prof. Christian J. Tams (University of Glasgow): “The Permanent Court of Justice”Prof. Burkhard Hess and Prof. Marta Requejo Isidro (Max Planck Institute Luxembourg for Procedural Law): “Mixed Arbitral Tribunals in the peace treaties”Dr Jennifer Balint (University of Melbourne): “International criminal justice”
11:15
Panel V: Settlement of conflicts through international courts (2nd part)
Prof. Carsten Stahn (Leiden University): “International administrative adjudication”Dr Michel Erpelding (Max Planck Institute Luxembourg for Procedural Law): “The special case of the Arbitral Tribunal of Upper Silesia”
14:00
Round table: The dispute settlement system from a contemporary perspective
Chair: 
Prof. Hélène Ruiz Fabri (Max Planck Institute Luxembourg for Procedural Law)
Participants:
Prof. Laurence Boisson de Chazournes (University of Geneva)Prof. Photini Pazartzis (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens)Judge and Prof. Bruno Simma (University of Michigan; Iran-United States Claims Tribunal)Judge and Prof. Hans Van Houtte (University of Leuven-KUL; Iran-United States Claims Tribunal)
16:30
Concluding remarks
by 
Prof. Burkhard Hess (Max Planck Institute Luxembourg for Procedural Law)

Contact:


If you are interested in participating in this conference, please send your reservation request with your contact details (first name, surname and affiliation) to events@mpi.lu or contact Martina Winkel: (+352) 26 94 88 923.

The participation is free of charge.

Venue: 


Max Planck Institute Luxembourg 
4, rue Alphonse Weicker 
L-2721 Luxembourg




More information can be found at the site of the Max Planck Institute Luxembourg for Procedural Law

(source: ESCLH blog)

BOOK: Dante FEDELE, Naissance de la diplomatie moderne (XIIIe-XVIIe siècles). L'ambassadeur au croisement du droit, de l'éthique et de la politique [Studien sur Geschichte des Völkerrechts; 36]. Baden-Baden: Nomos Verlag, 2017), 830 p. ISBN 9783848741274, € 198.

(image source: Nomos)

Dante Fedele (KU Leuven) will present his book Nassance de la diplomatie moderne (Nomos, 2017, see earlier on this blog) in the library of the Italian Senate.

The presentation will take place in the context of a seminar entitled "L'arte della diplomazia: dalle sue origini alle sfide del XXI secolo".

The convener is Michele Nicoletti, full professor of Political philosophy in Trento, deputy at the Italian Parliament and head of the Italian delegation at the Council of Europe. The other participants are Ambassador Elisabetta Belloni (Secretary General of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs), Roberto Nigido (former ambassador), Carlo Curti Gialdino (full professor of Diplomatic law and European law at the University "La Sapienza", Rome) and myself.

More details can be found on academia.

RECALL: CALL FOR PAPERS: Latin America and International Law (8-9 Feb 2018, University of Hamburg/University of the Andes); DEADLINE 8 DEC 2017

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From February 8 to 9, 2018, the Albrecht Mendelssohn Bartholdy  
Graduate School of Law (University of Hamburg) in conjunction with  
Professor José Manuel Barreto Soler (Universidad de los Andes,  
Universidad Externado) organizes a conference on the history of  
international law in Latin American.


Topic:

The conference title is roughly borrowed from Alejandro Álvarez' very  
influential (but also controversially discussed) article "Latin  
America and Inernational Law" from 1909. Insprired by his work, we aim  
at exploring the complex relationship between Latin America and  
international law in the past centuries.

In the last few years, questions concerning Latin America's historic  
relationship to international law have moved to the focus of academic  
attention. Several outstanding treatises have been published on and  
conferences have dealt with this topic. But its study is still a  
comparably recent academic field (especially in Europe). The  
conference shall contribute to its further sharpening and to the  
creation of new perspectives on the study of the history of  
international law in Latin America.


Call for Papers:

We would like to invite everybody interested in the study of the  
history of international law in Latin America (doctoral students,  
early scholars, professors, practitioners, etc.) to participate in our  
call and to submit proposals for contributions on any of the listed  
subtopics (see below).

Please send your application in one single PDF file including

· your proposal of around 300 - 500 words and

· a brief CV (indicating also your institutional affiliation)

until December 3, 2017, to matthias.packeiser@uni-hamburg.de

The selection of speakers will be based on the quality of their  
abstracts and the abstract's suitability to the overall topic of the  
conference. Selected candidates will be informed by December 8, 2017.


List of Subtopics:

    International Law in the Americas before Independence

    International Law and the Independence in the Americas

    International Law, United States' Imperialism and Latin America

    The Particularity of Latin American International Law

    International Law, Globalization, and Latin America

    New Latin American Approaches to International Law?

    Germany and the History of International Law in the Americas


Further information and a more detailed call for papers are available  
here: uhh.de/rw-latin-america

CONFERENCE: Sùarez in Lisbon 1617-2017 (Lisbon: University of Lisbon School of Law, 4 - 6 December 2017)

(image source: Wikimedia Commons)

Conference abstract:
In the 400 years of Francisco Suárez’ death THD-ULisboa (Legal Theory and History Research Centre of the University of Lisbon) promotes the International Conference “SUÁREZ IN LISBON 1617-2017”, taking place at the Faculty of Law of the University of Lisbon from 4 to 6 December 2017, dedicated to the Author’s work and its influence in European culture.
Programme:
December 4, 2017 (monday)

9h00 - 9h30 | Reception of participants

9h30 - 10h00 | Solemn Opening

Martim de Albuquerque, Faculdade de Direito da Universidade de Lisboa

10h00 - 11h00 | Opening Conference

Da origem Popular do Poder ao Direito de Resistência em Francisco Suárez

Pedro Calafate, Faculdade de Letras da Universidade de Lisboa

11h00 - 11h15 | Coffee break

11h15 - 13h15 | Panel

La costumbre como fundamento del Derecho de Gentes en SuárezJuan Cruz Cruz, Universidad de Navarra

O ius gentium em Suárez como direito humanoPedro Caridade de Freitas, Faculdade de Direito da Universidade de Lisboa

De Vitória a Suárez: a importância da perspectiva do Direito Natural segundo a Escola Ibérica da Paz na defesa das Gentes do Novo MundoSílvia Loureiro, Universidade do Estado do Amazonas

13h15 - 14h30 | Lunch

14h30 - 15h30 | Panel

Suárez lido por MerêaDavid Teles Pereira, Faculdade de Direito da Universidade de Lisboa

A livre decisão da vontade no comentário de Francisco Suárez sobre o De Anima de AristótelesJosé Meirinhos, Faculdade de Letras da Universidade do Porto

Historiografia sobre el pensamiento escolástico y la emancipación. Suárez y el origen democrático del poderLeón Gómez Rivas, Universidad Europea de Madrid

16h30 - 16h45 | Coffee break
16h45 - 18h45 | Panel

Francisco Suárez e o problema da "guerra justa": a reflexão jurídica coimbrã ante  a política imperial portuguesa e o debate sobre a escravidão no Brasil e no JapãoFábio Fidelis, Centro Universitário do Rio Grande do Norte

Suárez, the forever war on terror and attempted material supportHeidi Gilchrist, Brooklin Law School/Columbia Law School

Analysing the 21st Century War on Terror from Just War Theory Perspective of SuárezKishor Dere, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi

Francisco Suárez e a Filosofia dos Direitos Humanos: algumas lições controversasMiguel Régio de Almeida, Faculdade de Direito da Universidade de Coimbra

December 5, 2017 (tuesday)

9h30 - 11h00 | Panel

Que significa atuar por um fim? A natureza da causalidade do fim em F. SuárezPaula Oliveira e Silva, Faculdade de Letras da Universidade do Porto

Thinking outside the intellect: Suárez on imagination and phantasySimone Guidi, Instituto de Estudos Filosóficos, Universidade de Coimbra

11h00 - 11h15 | Coffee break

11h15 - 13h15 | Panel

Suárez como autoridade na doutrina jurídica da Segunda EscolásticaAna Fouto, Faculdade de Direito da Universidade de Lisboa

A educação do jurista no tempo de Francisco Suárez. Teologia moral e literatura jurídico-pedagógica no espaço ibéricoLaura Beck Varela, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid

A separação entre jurisdição temporal e espiritual no pensamento de Francisco Suárez e as bases da filosofia política modernaSandro Souza Simões, Centro Universitário do Estado do Pará

13h15 - 14h30 | Lunch

14h30 - 15h30 | PanelFrancisco Suárez e as tradições do contrato socialAndré Santos Campos, Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas da Universidade Nova de Lisboa

Francisco Suárez e a Restauração de Portugal justificada

Margarida Seixas, Faculdade de Direito da Universidade de LisboaFundamentación de la resistencia civil en Francisco Suárez. El bien común  como último basamentoPablo Oporto, Universidad Loyola Andalucía

16h30 - 16h45 | Coffee break

16h45 - 18h45 |

Panel

Comunidad e individuo. El fundamento metafísico del sujeto de la ley en la Filosofia de Francisco SuárezÁngel Poncela González, Universidad de Salamanca

Indivíduo e comunidade  na Teoria dos Universais  de Francisco SuárezFilipa Afonso, Faculdade de Letras da Universidade de Lisboa

Breves notas sobre o acto do súbdito e o acto do príncipe (em Francisco Suárez) sob a perspectiva da Teoria da Suposição de Pedro Margalho

Ulisses Gagliano, Faculdade de Direito da Universidade de Lisboa

December 6, 2017 (wednesday)

9h00 - 11h00 | Panel

Suárez e o interdito de Lisboa de 1617:  algumas notas sobre o conflito entre jurisdição régia e jurisdição eclesiástica

Jorge Testos, Faculdade de Direito da Universidade de Lisboa

Estado de natureza e a natureza das coisas: compreensão dos fundamentos da teoria do Estado em Suárez

Leonor Durão Barroso, Instituto de Estudos Políticos da Universidade Católica Portuguesa

O pensamento político de Francisco Suárez - a Defensio Fidei Catholicae como resposta à política religiosa de Jaime I de Inglaterra

Teresa Rodrigues, Faculdade de Direito da Universidade de Lisboa

11h00 - 11h15 | Coffee break

11h15 - 13h15 | Panel

Originalidade e encobrimento do pensamento de Francisco Suárez: a doutrina da ciência médiaGonçalo Pistacchini Moita, Centro de Estudos de Filosofia da Universidade Católica Portuguesa 
El carácter enmendativo de la ley en SuárezManuel Lázaro Pulido, Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia

De anima. El medico y el teólogo: Juan Huarte de San Juan (1529 - 1588) y Francisco Suárez (1548 - 1617)Martín González Fernandez, Universidad de Santiago de Compostela

13h15 - 14h30 | Lunch

14h30 - 15h30 | Panel

Suárez e Molina: Direito e livre-arbítrioEduardo Vera-Cruz Pinto, Faculdade de Direito da Universidade de Lisbon

Suárez on authority as coercive teacherThomas Pink, King's College, London

15h30 - 16h30 | Closing Conference

Francisco Suárez, o la emergencia de los tiempos nuevosFrancisco Carpintero Benítez, Universidad de Cádiz 
Registration form here.
More information on the conference website.