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The New Histories of International Criminal Law: Retrials

Immi Tallgren and Thomas Skouteris


Seventy years after Nuremberg and Tokyo, and twenty years after the Rome Conference, international criminal law seems to have developed a ‘Whig’ historiography of its own. This historiography at times creates a mythological life of past law and its institutions and actors, and on which—in the absence of a glorious present to laud—hopes for a shiny new future are built. This volume is boldly calling for a retrial of this historiographical tradition, in fact many of them: Retrials. Carefully curated, and with contributions by leading scholars, this book pursues three research objectives: to brin ... More

Keywords: international law, international criminal law, international legal history, international legal theory, gender histories, race histories, postcolonial histories, histories of slavery, histories of genocide, histories of atrocity

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780198829638
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198829638.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Immi Tallgren, editor
Senior Lecturer in International Law, University of Helsinki

Thomas Skouteris, editor
Associate Professor of Law, The American University in Cairo