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The Hidden History of International Law in the Americas: Empire and Legal Networks

Juan Pablo Scarfi


The Hidden History of International Law in the Americas explores the intellectual history of a distinctive idea and approach to American international law in the Western Hemisphere, focusing principally on the rise and evolution of the American Institute of International Law (AIIL). This organization was funded by the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and created by US and Chilean jurists James Brown Scott and Alejandro Alvarez in Washington, D.C., for the construction, development, and codification of international law across the Western Hemisphere. Juan Pablo Scarfi examines the deb ... More

Keywords: American international law, Western Hemisphere, American Institute of International Law, AIIL, Inter-American System, United States, Latin America, US–Latin America relations

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780190622343
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2017 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190622343.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Juan Pablo Scarfi, author
Research Associate, Argentine National Scientific and Technical Research Council (CONICET), Department of Political Science and International Studies, Torcuato Di Tella University, Argentina