Over the last two decades, interest in the history of international law has dramatically risen among scholars from various constituencies such as international law, international relations, legal history and diplomatic history.
i-HILT is a virtual platform on the history of international law. Here, ‘International law’ is used in the broadest sense. It refers to all bodies of law, which regulated relations between polities throughout recorded history: from pre-classical Antiquity to the present and from all civilizations.
i-HILT will run the ‘Bibliography of the History of International Law’. This bibliography can be downloaded from the website. It is updated on a 3-monthly basis. Furthermore, i-HILT will provide information on events and new publications in the field of the history of international law.
i-HILT also stands for Institute of the History of International Law @ Tilburg research group within the Department of Public Law and Governance at Tilburg Law School.
New Oxford Historical Treaties editorial by Randall Lesaffer07th May 2020
Oxford Historical Treaties has recently published a new editorial by professor Randall Lesaffer. In this interesting contribution, he treats the role of reprisals in early modern peace treaties, with a special focus on the Second Anglo-Dutch War.
New publications by i-HILT members12th March 2020
Various publications have recently appeared by members of our institute.
Publications in the Journal of the History of International Law21st February 2020
In the latest edition of the Journal of the History of International Law, the first of the papers from the 2018 Tilburg conference 'The Parisian peace treaties (1919-1920) and the emergence of modern international law' has been published. Written by Leonard V. Smith, it is titled 'Sovereignty under the League of Nations Mandate: the Jurists' Debates'.