1928 – The Pact of Paris

Austrian Review of International and European Law Vol. 23 (2018)

26 Pages Posted: 19 Aug 2020

See all articles by Ralph R. A. Janik

Ralph R. A. Janik

Sigmund Freud Private University; University of Vienna; Andrassy University Budapest; Webster University - Vienna Campus

Date Written: 2018


This paper revisits the 1928 Pact of Paris (also known as the Kellogg-Briand Pact) with special consideration for German and Austrian scholarship during the interwar period and embed it in its historical context, from the establishment of the League of Nations to the Nuremberg Tribunals all the way to the United Nations Charter. Given that the 2016 election of Donald Trump as US president and the parallel rise of China prompts us to contemplate whether we might be witnessing the return of a quasi-Cold War or Great Power-politics, a few concluding thoughts on the waning ‘liberal world order’ and the comeback of (neo-)realist thinking are also warranted.

Keywords: War, Use of Force, Peace Pact, Peace, United Nations, Carl Schmitt, Alexander Hold-Ferneck, International Law

Suggested Citation

Janik, Ralph R. A., 1928 – The Pact of Paris (2018). Austrian Review of International and European Law Vol. 23 (2018), Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3633535

Ralph R. A. Janik (Contact Author)

Sigmund Freud Private University

Freudplatz 3
Vienna, Vienna 1020

University of Vienna

Vienna, Vienna 1010

Andrassy University Budapest ( email )

Pollack Mihály tér 3
Budapest, 1088

Webster University - Vienna Campus ( email )

Praterstraße 23
Vienna, 1020

Do you have a job opening that you would like to promote on SSRN?

Paper statistics

Abstract Views
PlumX Metrics