Annalisa Ciampi (ed), History and International Law: An Intertwined Relationship (Edward Elgar, 2019).


There is a deep and multifaceted relationship between international law and history – political events have legal implications, and international norms and institutions may influence the course of history. This incisive book unveils and illuminates this nexus, providing examples from a wide range of domains of global governance.

Analysing this intertwined relationship with particular reference to international human rights, humanitarian and criminal law, this timely book features contributions from leading scholars and practitioners in international law, history and diplomacy. History and International Law, with a foreword by ICJ Judge Giorgio Gaja, covers topics ranging from the connections between current and historical events and human rights protection in the EU, to the ways in which ICC investigations and prosecutions continue to affect political developments in Africa. The authors offer examples of original analysis, establishing innovative paradigms of interdisciplinary research in the field.

International lawyers and academics will find this book both useful and insightful. It will also prove valuable to scholars and students of the history of international law, diplomacy and international relations.

About the Author
Annalisa Ciampi, Professor of International Law, University of Verona, Italy. Since 1 May 2017, she is  UN Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association.