Anne van Aaken


Anne van Aaken is Professor of Law and Economics, Legal Theory, Public International Law and European Law at the University of St Gallen, Switzerland. She is a member of EJIL's Scientific Advisory Board.

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Favourite Readings 2021 – Narratives in International Human Rights Law or seeing the world through victims’ eyes

Richard Wagemese, Indian Horse (Douglas & McIntyre, 2012) Dilek Kurban, Limits of Supranational Justice: The European Court of Human Rights and Turkey's Kurdish Conflict (CUP, 2020) As in previous years, EJIL’s Review section, has invited EJIL board members and editors to offer short reflections on their favourite books of the year. No…

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Editor’s Book Choices: Emerging from our Frames and Narratives: Understanding the World through Altered Eyes

We are all captured and framed by our background, our nationality, history classes in school, religion, experiences, language and common narratives. Psychology has shown that those frames might be an obstacle to communication, mutual understanding and might even lead to conflict. It is no different for the international community. Different frames lead to different understandings of situations, different…

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