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International Law and Time

Narratives and Techniques

  • Offers a unique reflection of international law through the prism of its relationship with time

  • Explores the complex relationship between international law and time in a range of contexts and theoretical perspectives

  • Frames international law's engagement with time as a matter of narratives and techniques

Part of the book series: Ius Gentium: Comparative Perspectives on Law and Justice (IUSGENT, volume 101)

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About this book

This book explores the close, complex and consequential – yet to a large extent implicit – relationship between international law and time. There is a conspicuous discrepancy between international law’s technical preoccupation with the mechanics of temporal rules and the absence of more foundational considerations of how time – both as an irrepressible physical dimension manifesting in the passage of time, and as a social construct shaped by diverse social and cultural factors – impacts and interacts with international law. Divided into five parts and 21 chapters, this book explores key aspects of the relationship between international law and time and puts the spotlight on time’s fundamental significance for international law as a legal order and as a discipline. Pursuing diverse approaches to international law, the authors consider the notion, significance, manifestations, uses and implications of time in international law in a wide range of contexts, and offer insights into the various ways in which international law and international lawyers cope with time, both in terms of constructing narratives and in devising and employing particular legal techniques.

Keywords

  • Relationship Between Time and International Law
  • Understandings and Manifestations of Time in International Law
  • Temporality of International Law
  • Temporal Dynamics of International Law-Making
  • Impact of Time on Content and Operation of International Law
  • Temporal Considerations in Interpretation of International Law
  • Temporal Jurisdiction of International Courts and Tribunals
  • Change of International Law
  • Transformation of International Legal Concepts in Time

Editors and Affiliations

  • University of Nottingham School of Law, Nottingham, United Kingdom

    Klara Polackova Van der Ploeg

  • Utrecht University School of Law, Utrecht, The Netherlands

    Luca Pasquet

  • Asser Institute for International and European Law, The Hague, The Netherlands

    León Castellanos-Jankiewicz

About the editors

Klara Polackova Van der Ploeg is an Assistant Professor at the University of Nottingham School of Law and an attorney-at-law specializing in international law and international dispute settlement. She completed her PhD, summa cum laude avec les félicitations du jury, at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva and received the 2019 SNIS Award for her research. She was previously an associate with leading law firms in London and Prague and served as a judicial assistant to Judge Sir Christopher Greenwood CMG QC at the International Court of Justice. She is a Member of the Nottingham Centre for International Law and Security, the Human Rights Law Centre and the University of Nottingham Commercial Law Centre.

Luca Pasquet is Assistant Professor in Public International Law at Utrecht University School of Law, and Researcher at the Utrecht Centre for Accountability and Liability Law (UCALL).

León Castellanos-Jankiewicz is Researcher in International Law at the Asser Institute for International and European Law, The Hague. He is also Academic Coordinator of the Netherlands Network for Human Rights Research.

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