Rethinking Iran and International Law: The Anglo-Iranian Oil Company Case Revisited

Crawford, Koroma, Mahmoudi & Pellet, The International Legal Order: Current Needs and Possible Responses, Essays in Honour of Djamchid Momtaz (Brill, 2017) 53-74

17 Pages Posted: 19 Jan 2018

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Sundhya Pahuja

Melbourne Law School

Cait Storr

Melbourne Law School

Date Written: 2017

Abstract

It seems to have long been a commonplace in the West to describe Iran as an outlaw; irredeemably defiant of international law at worst, recalcitrant at best. And yet like most commonplaces, the story is more complicated than it first appears. As Djamchid Momtaz observed in 1976, in an essay entitled L’Iran et le Droit International, in order even to begin to understand Iran’s relationship to international law, one must have regard to historical context. In this essay, we take up the invitation to think about Iran and international law in historical context by revisiting the Anglo-Iranian Oil Company Case of 1952 through a lens we call ‘historically inflected jurisprudence’.

Suggested Citation

Pahuja, Sundhya and Storr, Cait, Rethinking Iran and International Law: The Anglo-Iranian Oil Company Case Revisited (2017). Crawford, Koroma, Mahmoudi & Pellet, The International Legal Order: Current Needs and Possible Responses, Essays in Honour of Djamchid Momtaz (Brill, 2017) 53-74. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3100680

Sundhya Pahuja (Contact Author)

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Cait Storr

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