Over the last three 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 book: History, Casuistry and Custom in the Legal Thought of Francisco Suárez (1548-1617)12th July 2021
On 17 June 2021, Brill will publish the volume ‘’History, Casuistry and Custom in the Legal Thought of Francisco Suárez (1548-1617)'', edited by our own professor Randall Lesaffer together with Dominique Bauer.
New publication by Prof. Randall Lesaffer17th June 2021
Recently, an article titled ‘The Cradle of International Law: Camilo Barcia Trelles on Francisco de Vitoria at The Hague (1927)’ from the hand of our own professor Randall Lesaffer was published.
PhD Defense Maurits den Hollander07th May 2021
We are pleased to announce that I-Hilt member Maurits den Hollander will defend his dissertation titled 'Stay of Execution. Institutions and Insolvency Legislation in Amsterdam, 1578-1700' on Tuesday 22 June 2021.