Full Court Press: International Legal Institutions and U.S. Newspapers at the Turn of the Twentieth Century
By Peaceful Means: International Adjudication and Arbitration (Charles N. Brower, Joan E. Donoghue, Cian Murphy, Cymie R. Payne, Esme Shirlow eds., Oxford University Press) (2022 Forthcoming)
12 Pages Posted: 7 Jun 2022 Last revised: 21 Jul 2022
Date Written: 2022
This Chapter studies how the establishment of the first permanent international legal adjudicatory body of the modern age was portrayed in the public sphere. It focuses on the dynamic between ideas and actions that led to the creation of a permanent court, not just among intellectual communities but for the everyday newspaper reader in the far reaches of the United States. The Chapter excavates these important conversations in the popular space and traces how those developments contributed to building support for a national policy and international law in favor of the construction of what would become a prominent international organization in which David Caron was active and revered: the Permanent Court of Arbitration. The prominence in the news of The Hague Peace Conference and the push for a world arbitral tribunal reflects the widespread turn-of-the-century attention toward international legal institutions. It was, quite literally, a full court press.
Keywords: Permanent Court of Arbitration, media, legal history, international courts, David Caron
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