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.
Randall Lesaffer appointed professor of History of Public Law at Leuven
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.
New book publication by i-HILT associate member Shavana Musa
Cambridge UP has published Victim Reparation under the Ius Post Bellum. An Historical and Normative Perspective by i-Hilt associate Dr Shavana Musa, now at the University of Manchester.
PhD Defence Matthias Packeiser
On 17 September 2019, at 1.30, Matthias Packeiser will defend his PhD, 'Peace through Law: A Study of the Period between 1899 and 1914' in the context of a joint degree between the universities of Tilburg and Hamburg. Superisors are Markus Kotzur, Randall Lesaffer and Stefan Oeter.