The Evolution of International Law: Arcs and Cycles
Michael J. Kelly
Creighton University School of Law; American Society of International Law
December 31, 2011
Case Western Reserve Journal of International Law, Vol. 44, No. 1, 2011
This essay tracks the evolution of international law from the Peace of Westphalia in 1648 and identifies recurring themes through the 20th century eras of global conflict followed by periods of multilateral institution building (the League of Nations, United Nations, etc.).
Number of Pages in PDF File: 6
Keywords: United Nations, League of Nations, Peace of Westphalia, international law, security, World War II, Cold War, Geneva Conventions, Robert Jackson, Nuremberg, Iraq, Afghanistan, 9/11, terrorism, Korean War, World Trade Organization
JEL Classification: K00, K30, K33
Date posted: April 19, 2012
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