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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 strict rules apply — the posts are meant to introduce books that left an impression, irrespective of their genre. Today we have selections from Anne van Aaken. You can read all the posts in this series here.  This recommendation is a variations on a theme – in 2014, I recommended a book which narrated history from the view of the Muslim world: Destiny Disrupted: A History of the World Through Islamic Eyes by Tamim Ansary (2010) in order to better understand the frames and narrative of others. This time and as a follow up, I would like to recommend two books which narrate human rights violations…

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Favourite Readings 2021 – 10 Good Reads

Robert Seethaler, The Tobacconist (Transl. Charlotte Collins. Picador, 2017) (Der Trafikant (Kein & Aber, 2012)). Irwin D. Yalom, When Nietzsche Wept (Basic Books, 1992) Hans Küng, Freud and the Problem of God (Transl. Edward Quinn. Yale University Press, 1990)  Yosef Hayim Yerushalmi, Freud’s Moses (Yale University Press, 1993) Dorothy Parker, The Portable…

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Favourite Readings 2021 – Introduction

The end of year is approaching, and as has become customary on this blog, we are marking it with a series of posts on some ‘Favourite Readings’ of the year: recommendations by friends of EJIL that celebrate books, the process of reading, and the influence reading has on us all.

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David Lefkowitz’s response to EJILTalk! commentators

I am extremely grateful to Andreas Follesdal and Steven Ratner for organizing this symposium, to the European Journal of International Law for hosting it on its blog, and to Alejandro Chehtman, Adil Haque, Carmen Pavel, and Nicole Roughan for their generous praise of my book, and the thoughtful challenges they press against various arguments contained therein.  I wrote…

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Philosophy and the Laws of Armed Conflict

David Lefkowitz’s Philosophy and International Law is an ambitious, thought-provoking, and didactic examination of many key jurisprudential, political, and ethical issues at the core of the international legal system. Its title captures well not only the overall theme of the book (you would have guessed that much), but also its emphasis: it is a philosophical inquiry about international…

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