ESIL Interest Group History of International Law

ESIL Interest Group History of International Law

maandag 27 september 2021

RESEARCH GUIDE: History of International Law (Peace Palace Library, The Hague)

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The History of International Law examines the evolution and development of public international law in both state practice and conceptual understanding. Modern international law developed out of Renaissance Europe and is strongly entwined with the development of Western political organisation at that time. The development of European notions of sovereignty and nation states would necessitate the development of methods for interstate relations and standards of behaviour, and these would lay the foundations of what would become international law.

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