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Mikhail Antonov

Antonov, Mikhail, Prof. Dr.

Mikhail Antonov is a Professor of Law associated with the Law Faculty at the National Research University “Higher School of Economics” (Saint Petersburg) where he teaches legal theory and comparative law. He is also a member of the editorial boards of the Pravovedenie, the Review of Central and East European Law, the Rechtstheorie, the Russian Law Journal, and of a number of other international scientific journals. Antonov’s research interests focus upon contemporary legal theory, upon the problems of normativity in law and of sociological jurisprudence, on the theory of sovereignty, the history of Russian legal philosophy. He is also practising as a member of the Saint Petersburg Bar Association.


Nehal Bhuta

Bhuta, Nehal, Prof.

Nehal Bhuta holds the Chair of Public International Law at the University of Edinburgh and is Co-Director of the Edinburgh Centre for International and Global Law. He previously held the Chair of Public International Law at the European University Institute in Florence, where he was also Co-Director of the Institute's Academy of European Law. He is a member of the editorial boards of the European Journal of International Law, the Journal of International Criminal Justice, Constellations and a founding editor of the interdisciplinary journal Humanity. He is also a series editor of the Oxford University Press series The History and Theory of International Law. Prior to the EUI he was at the faculty at the New School for Social Research, and at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law. Before entering academia, he worked with Human Rights Watch and the International Center for Transitional Justice.


Annabel Brett

Brett, Annabel, Dr.

Annabel Brett lectures on the history of political thought in the Faculty of History, Cambridge. Her research interests include the history of natural law, human rights and international law, as well as medieval and early modern conceptions of the political more broadly. She is interested in how geographical space and non-human nature have historically been conceived in relation to human beings and political formations, and how those issues are theorised in contemporary political thought. Major publications include Liberty, right and nature: Individual rights in later scholastic thought (1997) and Changes of state: Nature and the limits of the city in early modern natural law (2011).


Julia Bühner

Bühner, Julia

Julia Bühner is a second-year doctoral student and research assistant of Professor Martin Kintzinger at the University of Münster. She studied History, focusing on the medieval era, and German studies and graduated in 2017. Her dissertation project deals with the transmission of international law’s practices and ideas from the conquest of the Canary Islands and the scholarly reflections of the 15th century to the conquest of Latin America and the School of Salamanca. Moreover, she is interested in theory, method and historiography of Intellectual History, and History of International Law.


Emiliano J. Buis

Buis, Emiliano J., Prof. Dr.

Emiliano Buis holds two BA in Classics and Law, a MA in History (Panthéon-Sorbonne) and a PhD (UBA). He is a Permanent Researcher in Law and Philology at the National Council for Science and Technology (CONICET) in Argentina. He is the Director of the Seminar on Theory and History of International Law at the Ambrosio Gioja Research Institute and Chair of the Working Group on Ancient Greek Law (DEGRIAC) at the National Institute for Legal History. His research interests include the theory and history of International Law in Antiquity, Athenian law and Greek drama. His latest book in English, Taming Ares. War, Interstate Law, and Humanitarian Discourse in Classical Greece, was published this year by Brill/Nijhoff.


Maria Adele Carrai

Carrai, Maria Adele, Dr.

Maria Adele Carrai, Ph.D., is a sinologist and political scientist who is finishing a book about sovereignty in China (A Geneology of the Concept of Sovereignty in China since 1840, forthcoming with Cambridge University Press). She is a recipient of a three-year Marie Curie Fellowship at the Leuven Centre for Global Governance – KU Leuven and a Fellow at Harvard University Asia Center. Her interdisciplinary research focuses on China’s legal history and how it affects the country’s foreign policy.


Anthony Carty

Carty, Anthony, Prof.

Anthony Carty is a Professor of Law at the Beijing Institute of Technology since 2017. He was previously Professor at Westminster, Aberdeen, Hong Kong and Tsinghua University. He is a Legal Consultant to the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs and to the China Institute of Maritime Affairs. He holds an LL.B (Q.U. Belfast 1968), an LL.M. (U.C. London 1969) and a PhD from Cambridge University (1973). His major publications include The Decay of International Law (2nd reprint with Introduction 2019) and Philosophy of International Law (2nd edition 2017).


León Arturo Castellanos-Jankiewicz

Castellanos-Jankiewicz, León Arturo, Dr.

León Castellanos-Jankiewicz is a Researcher at the T.M.C. Asser Institute for International and European Law, The Hague, where he works as a member of the MELA research consortium (Memory Laws in European and Comparative Perspectives). His current book project focuses on human rights during the interwar period. Previously, León was a Max Weber Postdoctoral Fellow at the European University Institute, Florence, and Lecturer in the Law of International Organizations at Bocconi University, Milan. He holds a PhD in International Law from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva (2017).


Stefano Cattelan

Cattelan, Stefano

Stefano Cattelan is a PhD fellow at the Department of Law, Aarhus University, Denmark (2017-2020). His main research field is the history of public international law. He is currently writing a monograph on the genesis of the law of the sea in the Early Modern Age. He focuses on the development of the principles of mare liberum and mare clausum, analysing both jurisprudence and international legal practice of the time. Moreover, he has been teaching international law at the Department of Law, Aarhus University. He holds a Master Degree in Law from the University of Trento, Italy.


Jean D’Aspremont

D’Aspremont, Jean, Prof.

Jean d’Aspremont is Professor of International Law at Sciences Po School of Law. He also holds a chair of Public International Law at the University of Manchester where he founded the Manchester International Law Centre (MILC). He is General Editor of the Cambridge Studies in International and Comparative Law and Director of Oxford International Organizations (OXIO).


Ignacio de la Rasilla del Moral

de la Rasilla del Moral, Ignacio, Prof. Dr.

Ignacio de la Rasilla is the Han Depei Professor of International Law at the Wuhan University Institute of International Law in China. He was educated in Spain (LLB, Complutense), Switzerland (MA and PhD, The Graduate Institute), the United States (LLM, Harvard) and Northern Italy (Max Weber Fellow, EUI). Previously, he served as Lecturer and, then, as Senior Lecturer in Law at Brunel University London and as Adjunct Professor at NYU-La Pietra. He is the author of circa sixty journal articles and book chapters, and the author or editor of five books on international law and its history.


Ríán Derrig

Derrig, Ríán

Ríán Derrig is a PhD Researcher in international law at the European University Institute. He holds an LLB in Law and Political Science (2013) from Trinity College Dublin and an LLM in Public International Law (2014) from the London School of Economics. He has been a Visiting Researcher at Yale Law School. Ríán has taught jurisprudence and feminist legal theory at Trinity College Dublin. In 2018 he was awarded the Young Scholar Prize of the European Society of International Law.


Angelo Dube

Dube, Angelo, Prof.

Angelo Dube (LLD) is an Associate Professor of International Law at the University of South Africa, Pretoria Campus. His research interests include international criminal law, the African criminal court, the law of war, aviation law, universal jurisdiction, and law and business. Angelo has published in the areas of aviation law and international criminal law. He also published a book entitled Universal Jurisdiction In Respect of International Crimes: Theory and Practice in Africa (2016) Galda Verlag, Germany.


Thomas Duve

Duve, Thomas, Prof. Dr.

Thomas Duve is Director at the Max Planck Institute for European Legal History and Professor for Comparative Legal History at the Goethe University Frankfurt. His research focuses on the legal history of the early Modern Age and the Modern Era with particular interest in Ibero-American legal history and the history of legal scholarship in the 20th century.


Michel Erpelding

Erpelding, Michel, Dr.

Michel Erpelding is a Senior Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute Luxembourg for Procedural Law. He holds a PhD from Sorbonne Law School. His dissertation on the history of slavery and forced labour in international law (Le droit international antiesclavagiste des ‘nations civilisées’, 1815-1945) was published in 2017. Michel is also a sessional lecturer in international relations and in French public law at the Institut de droit des affaires internationales (Sorbonne Law School/Cairo University). His current research project on historical international courts and tribunals focuses on the interwar period, including on the international ‘experiment’ of Upper Silesia (1922-1937).


Thibaut Fleury Graff

Fleury Graff, Thibaut, Prof. Dr.

Thibaut Fleury Graff is a public law professor at Rennes University (Paris, France) where he co-directs a Master’s degree in International Affairs and teaches international law, constitutional law and aliens & refugees law. He holds a PhD in Public International Law from Panthéon-Assas University (Paris, France). He does research on territorial issues, refugees law and on theoretical and historical constructions of international law. His major publications include Etat et territoire en droit international (Paris, Pedone 2013), Manuel de droit international public (Paris, PUF 2016) and Droit de l’asile (forthcoming, Paris, PUF 2019).


Rotem Giladi

Giladi, Rotem, Dr.

Rotem Giladi studied at the University of Essex (LLB), the Hebrew University (LLM) and the University of Michigan Law School (SJD). His doctoral thesis offered a critical reading of the law of occupation, its intellectual history, claim to humanitarianism, and effects on political order. He teaches at the Hebrew University and the University of Leipzig, is a docent in international law at the University of Helsinki and a research fellow at the Leibniz Institute for Jewish History and Culture—Simon Dubnow, Leipzig. His research focuses on the history of international law—especially the laws of war—and on Jewish engagements with international law. His forthcoming book on the role of identity and ideology in shaping Israel’s early attitude towards international law will be published 2019 by OUP.


Etienne Henry

Henry, Etienne, Dr.

Etienne Henry holds a PhD in law from the University of Neuchâtel (summa cum laude). His thesis, now available as a book (Pedone 2017), deals with the principle of military necessity as a fundamental norm of international humanitarian law. More recently, he has conducted research in the field of jus contra bellum, in the framework of a project funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation. He is currently visiting the Diplomatic Academy of the Russian Foreign Ministry of Foreign Affairs, working on a research project titled 'Russia’s praxis in the field of collective security: legal and historical perspectives'.


Madeleine Herren-Oesch

Herren-Oesch, Madeleine, Prof. Dr.

Madeleine Herren is full professor of modern history and director of the Institute for European Global Studies, University of Basel, Switzerland. From 2007 to 2012 she co-directed the cluster of excellence ‘Asia and Europe in a global context’ at the University of Heidelberg in Germany. She has written several books, book chapters and journal articles on European and global history of the 19th and 20th centuries, internationalism and the history of international organizations, networks in historical perspective, historiography and intellectual history. Among others, she is co-author of Transcultural History. Theories, Methods, Sources (Springer 2012), International Organizations, 1865-1945 in: The Oxford Handbook of International Organizations, ed. Cogan et al. (OUP 2016), Gender and International Relations through the Lens of the League of Nations (1919-1945) in: G. Sluga, C. James (eds.), ‘Women, Diplomacy and International Politics since 1500’ (Routledge 2016). In addition, she is the editor of ‘Networking the International System. Global Histories of International Organizations’ (Springer 2014). 


John Hursh

Hursh, John

John Hursh is the Director of Research at the Stockton Center for International Law, U.S. Naval War College and Editor-in-Chief of International Law Studies, the oldest international law journal in the United States. He holds a LL.M. from McGill University and a J.D. from Indiana University. He was a Snyder Fellow at the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law, University of Cambridge and an O’Brien Fellow at the Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism, McGill University. He has published academic articles on numerous security and human rights issues and is a regular contributor to Just Security. 


Radhika Jagtap

Jagtap, Radhika

Radhika Jagtap is a final year doctoral candidate at the Centre for International Legal Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. Having written her M.phil. dissertation under Prof. B.S. Chimni, she is currently writing her doctoral thesis under Prof. Bharat Desai. Her areas of prime interest are the Third World Approaches to International Law (TWAIL), International Humanitarian Law (IHL) and International Human Rights Law. She has briefly worked with civil society organisations like the International Committee of Red Cross (ICRC), Regional Delegation and intergovernmental bodies like the Asian-African Legal Consultative Organisation (AALCO).


Henry Jones

Jones, Henry, Dr.

Henry Jones is an assistant professor at Durham Law School. He holds degrees from the University of Sheffield and the University of Leicester. He teaches across international law, property law and legal history. He does research on history and spatiality of international law. His major publications include ‘Lines in the Ocean: Thinking with the sea about territory and international law’ in the London Review of International Law and ‘Property, Territory, Colonialism: an international legal history of enclosure’ in Legal Studies


Jacob Katz Cogan

Katz Cogan, Jacob, Prof.

Jacob Katz Cogan is Associate Dean of Faculty and Judge Joseph P. Kinneary Professor of Law at the University of Cincinnati College of Law. Prior to joining the Cincinnati faculty, he served for five years as an attorney-adviser in the Office of the Legal Adviser, U.S. Department of State. He received his Ph.D. in History from Princeton, where he was a student of Hendrik Hartog, and his J.D. from Yale, where he worked with Michael Reisman.


Jon Khan

Khan, Jon

Jon Khan graduated from the University of Ottawa Common Law program in 2013. He specialized in international law and graduated as the Maxwell Cohen international law scholar. He continues to develop his international law knowledge as a coach of Ottawa’s Philip C. Jessup moot court team. Currently, Jon is a masters of law (LLM) candidate at the University of Toronto. His research interests are legal reform, human-centered design, and the judicial judgment. His is researching how to use human-centered design to redesign the judicial judgment. Before his LLM, Jon worked full-time as a government lawyer. 


Jan Martin Lemnitzer

Lemnitzer, Jan Martin, Dr.

Jan Martin Lemnitzer is Assistant Professor at the Center for War Studies, University of Southern Denmark, and a research associate at the Changing Character of War Programme at Pembroke College, Oxford University. His completed his PhD thesis on the 1856 Declaration of Paris at the London School of Economics and was awarded the British International History Group’s award for the best thesis in 2010. It was published with Palgrave Macmillan under the title Power, Law, and the End of Privateering. He was a lecturer in modern history at Christ Church and Pembroke College, Oxford, and has published on the history of international law in Diplomacy & Statecraft, the International History Review and the European Journal of International Law.

 


Randall Lesaffer

Lesaffer, Randall, Prof. Dr.

Randall Lesaffer is professor of legal history at Tilburg University, professor of international and European legal history at the University of Leuven, and visiting professor at Catolica Global School of Law, Lisbon. From 2008 to 2012 he served as dean of Tilburg Law School. He is general editor of Oxford Historical Treaties, The Cambridge History of International Law and Studies in the History of International Law (Brill). He is also an editor of The Journal of the History of International law, The Global Law Series (CUP) and president of the Grotiana Foundation. 


Karin Loevy

Loevy, Karin, Dr.

Karin Loevy is the manager of the JSD Program at NYU School of Law, a researcher at the Institute for International Law and Justice (IILJ) and a Kathleen Fitzpatrick Postdoctoral Visiting Fellow with the Laureate Program in International Law (Melbourne Law School). Her book, Emergencies in Public Law: The Legal Politics of Containment, was published by Cambridge University Press in 2016. Her new book project, Visions of Territory: Negotiating the Future of the Middle East (1915-1923) is a history of international law in the Middle East in the period leading to the mandate system.   


Thilo Marauhn

Marauhn, Thilo, Prof. Dr.

Thilo Marauhn is Professor of Public Law and International Law at Justus Liebig University Giessen, Germany, and head of the newly established International Law Research Group of the Peace Research Institute Frankfurt. He chairs the German National Committee on International Humanitarian Law, is a member of the Advisory Board on United Nations Issues of the German Foreign Office and First Vice-President of the International Humanitarian Fact-Finding Commission. Thilo Marauhn holds a permanent visiting position at the University of Lucerne, Switzerland. Among the various externally funded research projects, the two most recent ones address securitization in a historical perspective (funded by the German Research Foundation DFG as part of the Collaborative Research Centre SFB/TRR 138 on “dynamics of security”) and “UN policing – legal basis, status and directives on the use of force” (German Foundation of Peace Research). Since 2017 he is President of the International Humanitarian Fact-finding Commission.


Anne-Charlotte Martineau

Martineau, Anne-Charlotte, Dr.

Anne-Charlotte Martineau is a tenured researcher (CNRS, French Institute for Scientific Research) and works at Ecole normale supérieure in Paris. Her research aims to revisit the role of international law and lawyers in the establishment, justification and maintenance of slavery. She is particularly interested in looking at the legal discourse and mechanisms with which the French Empire managed to rule over foreign territories and populations. Anne-Charlotte completed her PhD at the University of Helsinki and Sorbonne University; her thesis (published in French) dealt with the debate on the fragmentation of international law. She also has a LLM in International Law and a LLM in Legal Theory. 


Parvathi Menon

Menon, Parvathi

Parvathi Menon is a Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute in Luxembourg and a PhD candidate at the University of Helsinki supervised by Prof Martti Koskenniemi. She has an LL.M. from Harvard Law School and another LL.M. from the London School of Economics. She was a lecturer at the National Law School of India University, Bangalore, and at the University of The Gambia. She was also a visiting fellow at the Erik Castren Institute of International Law and Human Rights in Helsinki. Her PhD is a historical study of the meaning of protection in International Law within the British Empire. 


Lindelwa Mhlongo

Mhlongo, Lindelwa

Lindelwa Mhlongo started her career in academia at the University of South Africa (Unisa) in 2014 as a research assistant while doing her final semester of LLB. She was promoted to a lectureship position in 2017 and is currently an international law and education law lecturer at Unisa (Department of Public, Constitutional and International law). She completed her LLM degree in international economic law in 2017 and has just applied to be admitted into the LLD in international economic law programme at Unisa. 


Momchil Milanov

Milanov, Momchil

Momchil Milanov (1986, Sofia, Bulgaria) is Judicial Fellow at the International Court of Justice and PhD candidate at the University of Geneva. Master degrees in Public international law and international relations at the University of Strasbourg and the College of Europe in Bruges. Between 2016-2018 he was teaching assistant at the University of Geneva. Prior to that he worked as junior diplomat at the Bulgarian Ministry of Foreign affairs. In 2014 he was a trainee at the international law unit of the Legal Service of the European Commission. 


Michael Mulligan

Mulligan, Michael

Michael Mulligan teaches international law at the British University in Egypt based in Cairo. His current research is focused on the evolution of the concept of sovereignty, with a particular emphasis on ‘sovereign’ non-state actors, and the notion of semi – sovereignty.


Luigi Nuzzo

Nuzzo, Luigi, Prof.

Luigi Nuzzo is professor of Legal History at the University of Salento.  As permanent fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Stiftung, he has been research fellow at the Max Planck Institute for European Legal History, the University California at Berkeley, the New York University and the European Institute. His research focuses on the history of international law, colonial law and Ibero American legal history. His major publications include Il linguaggio giuridico della conquista. Strategie di controllo nelle Indie spagnole (2004), Origini di una Scienza. Diritto internazionale e colonialismo nel XIX secolo (2012); Space, Time and Law in a Global City: Tianjin 1860-1945 (forthcoming 2019).


Aoife O’Donoghue

O’Donoghue, Aoife, Prof.

Aoife O‘Donoghue’s research focuses on constitutionalism, global governance and legal theory. Aoife queries the structures that enable law to regulate political governance at the international and domestic levels. Aoife's work examines constitutionalism, tyranny, feminism, legal theory and international legal history. Aoife also researches the interaction between law and feminism, particularly within institutions such as the UN and the process of feminist judging. Currently Aoife is heavily engaged with research and policy debates on Brexit with a focus on Northern Ireland. Aoife has published several articles on global constitutionalism, feminism, legal history, Brexit and Northern Ireland, tyranny, good offices and trade, as well as the role of law in conflict and the use of force. 


Hirofumi Oguri

Oguri, Hirofumi, Dr.

Hirofumi Oguri is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at The Open University of Japan and currently a Visiting Researcher at the Institute. The working title of his postdoctoral research project is The Concept of Customs in the Law of Nations: Historical Appraisal of the Sources of International Law. His main research interests are sources of international law and its history in the 19th century. Hirofumi obtained Ph.D. from Kyushu University (Japan) in 2018 and the title of his dissertation was The Structure and Development of Consensual Theory in the History of International Law: Lassa Oppenheim’s Common Consent Theory Revisited (in Japanese).


Sundhya Pahuja

Pahuja, Sundhya, Prof.

Sundhya Pahuja is Professor of International Law and Director, Institute for International Law and the Humanities, University of Melbourne.  Her current projects focus on the history of corporations, cold war international law, and empire, race and international law.  Her publications include the prize winning, Decolonising International Law, and the collections, International Law and the Cold War (forthcoming with Craven and Simpson) and Events: The Force of International Law (with Johns and Joyce).  In 2018, Sundhya delivered The Lauterpacht Memorial Lectures at Cambridge.  In 2017, she held a fellowship at STIAS, South Africa, and in 2016 was a Fulbright Senior Scholar at Harvard.


Anne Peters

Peters, Anne, Prof. Dr.

Anne Peters is Director at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law Heidelberg, a professor at Heidelberg, Freie Universität Berlin, and Basel, and a William C. Cook Global Law Professor at the University of Michigan. She has been a member of the European Commission for Democracy through Law (Venice Commission) in respect of Germany (2011-2015) and served as the President of the European Society of International Law (2010-2012). Her current research interests relate to public international law including its history, global animal law, global governance and global constitutionalism, and the status of humans in international law. 


Gustavo Prieto

Prieto, Gustavo, Dr.

Gustavo Prieto is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Law Department of University of Turin, Italy. He is a former professor of law in Ecuador (his country of origin) and also invited lecturer in Bulgaria, Ukraine, Italy, and Russia. He has been visiting researcher (stays between 2014-2018) at the Max Planck Institute in Heidelberg. He earned his Ph.D. in Corporate Law and Economics - Doctor Europaeus from University of Verona, Italy (2017) with a thesis on the legitimacy of international investment arbitration in Latin America. His current research interests involve international economic law including its history. 


Morten Rasmussen

Rasmussen, Morten

Morten Rasmussen is associate professor at the SAXO Institute, University of Copenhagen. He has been one of the pioneers in developing a legal history of the European Union on basis of a systematic use of documentary evidence from private, state and European archives. From 2012-2016, he conducted a large collective research project funded by the Danish Agency for Science and Innovation (DASI) on this topic. Most recently, he has launched a new collective project also financed by the DASI on the history of the League of Nations and International law that will run from 2018 to 2020. 


Raphael Schäfer

Schäfer, Raphael

Raphael Schäfer is a research fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law (MPIL) in Heidelberg and the managing editor of the Journal of the History of International Law. Raphael’s research focuses on the history of international legal thought. In his PhD-project he explores the debate surrounding the codification process of the laws of war in the 19th century and sheds light on their function in the ius publicum europaeum. Raphael studied law at the University of Heidelberg with a specialization in public international law. Research stays led him to the University of Cambridge and to SciencesPo Paris.


Hendrik Simon

Simon, Hendrik

Hendrik Simon is Research Associate at the Peace Research Institute Frankfurt and Lecturer at Frankfurt University. He was Visiting Fellow at the University of Sussex (2017), at the University of Vienna (2016, 2018), at the Max Planck Institute for European Legal History (2015-16) and at the Cluster of Excellence ‘Normative Orders’ (2011-12). Hendrik Simon holds a Diploma in political science and a Magister Artium in history and law from Frankfurt University. His research covers inter-/transnational relations as well as political and legal history, with a particular focus on ‘modern’ justifications of war and international order. Among his main publications is "The Myth of Liberum Ius ad Bellum: Justifying War in 19th-Century Legal Theory and Political Practice" in the EJIL 1/2018.


Sebastian M. Spitra

Spitra, Sebastian M., Dr.

Sebastian M. Spitra is Grotius and Fulbright Fellow at the University of Michigan Law School. He obtained his degrees in Law (Mag.iur., Dr.iur.) and Philosophy (B.A.) from the University of Vienna. In 2017, he received a visiting fellowship from the MPIL and a research grant from the Heinrich-Graf-Hardegg’sche Stiftung. Next summer, he will be post-doc scholar at the MPIeR Frankfurt. Before going to Michigan, he was research fellow at the Institute for Legal and Constitutional History in Vienna, where he teached constitutional history and history of international law. His doctoral thesis Administering Culture in International Law – A Post-colonial History is forthcoming with Nomos in 2019.


Robert Stendel

Stendel, Robert

Robert Stendel is a research fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law (MPIL) in Heidelberg. He studied law at the Universities of Jena and Heidelberg with a specialization in public international law and passed his Second State Exam in 2018. In Mai 2018, Robert joined the MPIL as a research fellow and PhD candidate. His PhD-project deals with moral damages in international law. In this project, he analyses whether moral damages under international law have – from their origin in municipal private law – developed towards a more public law-like remedy.


Katie Szilagyi

Szilagyi, Katie

Katie Szilagyi is a doctoral candidate and part-time professor at the University of Ottawa Faculty of Law. She holds a JD with joint specializations in technology law and international law (uOttawa), an LLM in law & technology (Tel Aviv University), and an engineering degree (University of Manitoba). She teaches contract law and lectures on technology law issues. Her doctoral work focuses on the rule of law problems created by machine learning algorithms, predictive analytics, and the fact that people are constantly staring at their smartphones. Her most recent publication is entitled A Bundle of Blockchains? Digitally Disrupting Property Law.


Inge Van Hulle

Van Hulle, Inge, Dr.

Inge Van Hulle is an assistant professor of legal history at Tilburg University. She is a specialist of the history of international law and empire in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Her PhD (KU Leuven) discussed the imperialist legal strategies used by Britain in West Africa during the early and mid-nineteenth century. In 2016 she won the first-ever Robert Feenstra Award for best article published in the Legal History Review (2014-2016). Her most recent publication is ‘British Protection, Extraterritoriality and Protectorates in West Africa 1807-1880’ in Protection and Empire. A Global History, eds. Lauren Benton, Adam Clulow and Bain Attwood, 194-210. Cambridge University Press, 2017.


Valeria Vázquez Guevara

Vázquez Guevara, Valeria

Valeria Vázquez Guevara is a Ph.D. candidate at Melbourne Law School. Her research is concerned with how law, through its particular forms, ‘works’ after violent conflict, and what sort of post-conflict society it shapes, especially in the global South. Valeria’s research is informed by the scholarship in the tradition of ‘law and the humanities’, with particular focus on jurisdictional thinking, legal aesthetics, and the histories of international law and development. She holds an M.A. in Peace Studies (University of Notre Dame, USA), an M.A. in Sociology of Law (International Institute for the Sociology of Law, Spain), and an LL.B. (University of Granada, Spain).


Miloš Vec

Vec, Miloš, Prof. Dr.

Miloš Vec is Professor of European Legal and Constitutional History at Vienna University and a Permanent Fellow at the Institute for Human Sciences (IWM, Vienna). Habilitation in Legal History, Philosophy of Law, Theory of Law, and Civil Law from Goethe University Frankfurt am Main. Until 2012 he worked at the Max-Planck-Institute for European Legal History and taught there. Further teaching at the Universities of Bonn, Hamburg, Konstanz, Lyon, Tübingen, and Vilnius. Fellow to the Wissenschaftskolleg, Berlin, 2011/2012; Senior Global Hauser Fellow at NYU in 2017; associate member of the Cluster of Excellence “Normative Orders” at Frankfurt University. Free-lance journalist, particularly for Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.


Claire Vergerio

Vergerio, Claire, Dr.

Claire Vergerio is an Assistant Professor at Leiden University’s Institute of Political Science. As a scholar of international relations, she works at the intersection of political thought, history, and international law. She is particularly interested in the regulation of warfare and its relationship to different visions of international order, as well as in the construction of the historical narratives that underpin the disciplines of International Law and International Relations. She is currently finalizing a book on the role played by the thought of Alberico Gentili in the restriction of the legal right to wage war exclusively to sovereign states.


Deborah Whitehall

Whitehall, Deborah, Dr.

Deborah Whitehall is a Lecturer in Law at the University of Sydney, Australia. Her research draws on intellectual history, in cross-disciplinary locations, to reflect on the patterns and challenges of international legal history after 1914, particularly the search for a common human denominator and a suitable frame for its protection. Recent or forthcoming work includes an article in the European Journal of International Law (29(4) (2018)) and a book under contract with Oxford University Press on the alternative histories of international human rights and Hannah Arendt (2019). She has graduate qualifications in law and human rights from the University of Oxford and the University of Melbourne.


Rüdiger Wolfrum

Wolfrum, Rüdiger, em. Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c.

Rüdiger Wolfrum was a professor for national public law and international public law at the law faculties of Mainz (1982), Kiel (1982-1993, at the same time director of the Institute on International Law) and Heidelberg (1993-2012) and was Director at the MPIL Heidelberg (1993-2012). He is a Membre de l’Institut de Droit International (since 2007) and became Managing Director of the Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law in 2013. He was a Judge at the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (1996 – 2017) as well as its Vice-President (1996-1999) and President (2005-2008). He is and was member of several international arbitral tribunals. He published widely on international law in general, United Nations law, human rights, law of the sea, international trade law, environmental law and international dispute settlement as well as on national and comparative public law. 


Jakob Zollmann

Zollmann, Jakob, Dr.

Jakob Zollmann read history, law, philosophy, and political science. He has taught at the University of Namibia, Windhoek, were he also undertook research. He was Visiting Fellow at the German Historical Institute in Paris, London, and Washington D.C. and is currently researcher at the Center for Global Constitutionalism of the WZB Berlin Social Science Center. His research focuses on the history of international law and on the history of colonial Africa. He has published Koloniale Herrschaft und ihre Grenzen. Die Kolonialpolizei in Deutsch-Südwestafrika, Göttingen, Vandenhoek&Ruprecht, 2016, and Naulila 1914. World War I in Angola and International Law, Baden-Baden, Nomos, 2016.