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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

Abstract:     
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

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Date posted: April 19, 2012  

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Kelly, Michael J., The Evolution of International Law: Arcs and Cycles (December 31, 2011). Case Western Reserve Journal of International Law, Vol. 44, No. 1, 2011. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2042004

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