Authoritarian international law

PluriCourts Lunch Seminar with Tom Ginsburg.


International law, though formally neutral as among regime types, has been by and large dominated by liberal democracies in the post-World War II era. With the recent breakdown in the international liberal order, we have seen its institutions come under some attack. This paper asks, what would international law look like in an authoritarian world? It introduces the concept of authoritarian international law, demonstrates its rise, and argues that the rise of China in particular will have increasing effects on legal order more generally. 


PluriCourts Seminars are a forum for pluridisciplinary discussion of core issues relating to international courts and tribunals. PluriCourts scholars or invited speakers present new and ongoing research or comment on current questions. The seminars are open to everyone.

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Published June 14, 2019 10:15 AM - Last modified Aug. 21, 2019 3:14 PM