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Favourite Readings 2022 – A Year in Reading Fragments

Andrei Tarkovsky Sculpting in Time: Reflections on the Cinema translated from Russian by Kitty Hunter-Blair (Bodley Head 1986) 245 pp. Inger Christensen, Susanna Nied (trsl) and Anne Carson (introduction), It (New Directions 2006) 237 pp. Sappho and Anne Carson, If not, winter: fragments of Sappho (Random House 2002) 416 pp. Wang Guiguo (ed), Myth Systems and Operational Codes: Selected Essays of W. Michael Reisman (Law Press China 2019) 600 pp. Laurence Boisson de Chazournes and Vera Gowlland-Debbas, The International Legal System in Quest of Equity and Universality: Liber Amicorum Georges Abi-Saab (M Nijhoff 2001) 849 pp. As in previous years, EJIL review team, Gail Lytjgoe and Christian J. Tams, have asked colleagues 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 Matina Papadaki. You can…

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Favourite Readings 2022

James Crawford, Chance, Order, Change: The Course of International Law (Brill, 2014) Fareda Banda, African Migration, Human Rights and Literature (Bloomsbury Publishing, 2020) Jorge E. Viñuales (ed.), The UN Friendly Declaration at 50: An Assessment of the Fundamental Principles of International Law (Cambridge University Press, 2020) Claudia Rankine, Just Us: An American Conversation (Allen…

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Favourite Readings 2022 – On the Road

Edmund De Waal, The Hare with Amber Eyes: A Hidden Inheritance (Random House, 2010). Sally Merry, Human Rights and Gender Violence: Translating International Law into Local Justice (University of Chicago Press, 2006). Philippe Sands, The Last Colony: A Tale of Exile, Justice and Britain’s Colonial Legacy (Weidenfeld &…

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Favourite Readings 2022 – On Epistemic Injustices

Anu Bradford, The Brussels Effect: How the European Union Rules the World (2020) Chelsea Clinton and Devi Sridhar, Global Health Governance: Who Runs the World and Why? (2017) Mary Douglas, How Institutions Think (1986) Thomas M. Franck, Recourse to Force (2002)…

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Favourite Readings 2022 – Introduction

As in previous years, we are marking the end of 2022 with a series of posts highlighting ‘favourite readings‘ of the year: recommendations that celebrate authors and their books, and that reflect the pleasure of engaging with them. As EJILTalk! regulars will know, this series has become a bit of a tradition; having run, discounting the occasional break,…

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