Welcome to the book launch of 'The Dawn of a Discipline – International Criminal Justice and Its Early Exponents' (Cambridge University Press, 2020) edited by Fréderic Mégret and Immi Tallgren on Monday, 26 April 2021, at 4-5.30 pm. Focusing principally on the inter-war years up to Nuremberg, this book examines the intellectual contribution of a dozen figures in the early development of international criminal justice. The book not only provides an in-depth study of these leading figures, but also contextualizes international criminal justice in its various intellectual stages addressing the diversity of ideas and questioning its hegemonic (white) male narrative. The presentation will bring together the contributors of the book who will discuss the relevance of the respective authors, how their writings might help us interrogate the present moment of international criminal justice and what concepts have passed the test of time.
This book was earlier announced on this blog.