Jan Klabbers

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Jan Klabbers is Professor of International Law at the University of Helsinki.

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Re-Theorizing International Organizations Law: A Call for Reconsiderations, Hidden Gems, and New Perspectives

The symposium on “Theorizing International Organizations Law” in issue 31:2 of the European Journal of International Law seeks to excavate the intellectual history of this important sub-discipline of public international law. As noted in the introduction to the symposium, that history has, until relatively recently, been dominated by men. The writings of figures such as Rosalyn Higgins or…

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Favourite Readings 2019 – Industry? What Industry?

  As in previous years, EJIL’s Review Editor, Christian J. Tams, has invited EJIL board members and (associate) editors to offer short reflections on their favourite books of the year 2019. No strict rules apply — the posts are meant to introduce books that left an impression, irrespective of their genre. Today we have selections…

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On Reforming the World and Reforming Character

Guy Fiti Sinclair’s To Reform the World was, for me, one of the books of the year when it came out in 2017. It is a model of legal scholarship, and does two things very well that are oh so difficult to bring together. First, Sinclair is an excellent lawyer – he…

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