May 26, 2022

Interactive Reference Resource: Oxford University Press Posts History of International Law Timeline

Posted about a month ago by the Oxford University Press. The timeline is available requires no subscription or registration to access.

From the Introduction:

We have created a concise timeline mapping the broad history of public international law with particular attention paid to the signing of major treaties, the foundation of fundamental institutions, the birth of major figures in international law and milestones in the development of some of the field’s best-known doctrines. There are varying opinions on where to start in the history of international law, as well as arguments around periodising the dynamic developments, though for this project we have started our timeline with the Treaty of Tordesillas in 1494.

Explore some of the major developments in the history of international law and read more by clicking through to freed-up chapters and legal documents from across Oxford Public International Law, blog pieces, journal articles, and more.

Direct to OUP International Law Timeline

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