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.
New book published by I-Hilt members14th October 2019
A new volume in the BRILL series 'Studies in the History of International Law', edited by our own Dr. Inge van Hulle and Prof. Randall Lesaffer, has appeared. The book is titled 'International Law in the Long Nineteenth Century (1776-1914). From the Public Law of Europe to Global International Law?'
New 'Oxford Historical Treaties' Contribution10th October 2019
I-Hilt member Ana Delic has written a piece titled 'The Short-Lived Franco-American Consular Convention (1788-1800) and the Trouble with Reciprocal Extraterritorial Jurisdictional Privileges' for the Oxford International Public Law portal.
Randall Lesaffer appointed professor of History of Public Law at Leuven26th August 2019
Randall Lesaffer has been appointed professor of History of Public Law at the Catholic University of Leuven in Flanders, Belgium. He will take on this position as from 1 October. He will also remain on as part-time professor of Legal History at Tilburg University and continue to coordinate the activities of the i-Hilt research group.