dinsdag, november 02, 2021

INTERVIEW: Jersey, Frankrijk en het VK (Radio 1:de Ochtend, 2 NOV 2021)

 

(afbeelding: Victor Hugo op Jersey (1852); bron: Wikimedia Commons)

Ik was vanochtend te gast bij deOchtend (Radio 1, Leen De Witte) over de diplomatieke spanningen rond de visrechten voor inwoners van Jersey (een "self-governed dependency" van de Britse kroon, restant van het hertogdom Normandië). 

Herbeluister de interventie hier (rond 1:37).

maandag, oktober 11, 2021

CONFERENCE RECORDING: "Teaching international law at King Leopold's Foreign Office"

The organisers of the conference "Law(s) and International Relations" (Orléans, LeStudium, 15-17 September 2021) have been so kind as to broadcast the recordings of the interventions online. See above for my intervention and here for the others.

CHAPTER: "L' alliance franco-anglaise contre Philippe V. Le droit au service de l'ordre ?" in: Joaquim ALBAREDA SALVADÓ & Núria SALLÉS VILASECA (eds.), La reconstrucción de la política internacional española. El reinado de Felipe V [Collection de la Casa de Velázquez; vol. 189] (Madrid: Casa de Velázquez, 2021), pp. 119-136. ISBN 9788490963470

Book abstract:

Este libro pretende aportar una visión de conjunto de la política exterior española durante el reinado de Felipe V, entre 1713 y 1746, periodo en el que se consolidaron la dinastía borbónica en España y el sistema de equilibrio europeo forjado en la paz de Utrecht. Aborda este asunto crucial, que no había sido tratado de forma sistemática, mediante una visión global y multidimensional que pone de relieve los vínculos existentes entre política interior y exterior, a la vez que analiza el rol de la monarquía de España en el contexto europeo. Expone las líneas maestras de esta política exterior de los gobiernos de Felipe V, analiza tanto los objetivos que perseguía (territoriales, políticos y económicos) como la reacción que suscitó en Europa, y, finalmente, efectúa un balance de sus características y de sus logros.

See book on Google Books (above) or check the publisher's website


See OpenEdition.org for the open access-version.

vrijdag, september 17, 2021

CHAPTER: "Edouard Descamps: From ‘negative neutrality’ to ‘positive pacigerate’": in P. Sean MORRIS (ed.), The League of Nations and the Development of International Law. A New Intellectual History of the Advisory Committee of Jurists [Routledge Research in Legal History] (London: Routledge, 2021), pp. 156-179, ISBN 9780367897536

(image source: Routledge)

Abstract:
Descamps (1847-1933), the president of the ‘Advisory Committee of Jurists for the Establishment of a Permanent Court of International Justice’ (ACJ), is the author of a consistent monograph on Belgian neutrality in 1902. His condemnation of ‘negative’ classical neutrality (premised on impartiality and abstention) and his advocacy of a ‘positive’ ‘pacigérat’ remained a core conviction in his career as international lawyer. This chapter will shed light on Descamps’ career at the crossroads of academia, teaching, and international law (I), to devote substantive attention to his analysis of neutrality (II) and, finally (III), to his interpretation of the compatibility of ‘pacigérat’ with the League of Nations’ security system. Descamps’ role as President of the ACJ, and his position in the debate on the sources of international law to be applied by the PCIJ should be appreciated in the light of these successive stages of development.

(read more here: DOI  10.4324/9781003020882-8)

maandag, september 13, 2021

INTERVIEW: Franse présidentielles (VRT Radio 1/TerZake)

(bron afbeelding: Wikimedia Commons)

Ik sprak gisteren met Radio 1 (De Ochtend; Jan Van Delm) en vandaag met TerZake (Inge Vrancken) over de Franse présidentielles van 2022.

maandag, augustus 23, 2021

REVIEW SYMPOSIUM: Martti Koskenniemi's "To the Uttermost Parts of the Earth" (Völkerrechtsblog)

(image source: völkerrechtsblog)

I am honoured to have been invited to Völkerrechtsblog's review symposium on Martti Koskenniemi's To the Uttermost Parts of the Earth. Legal Imagination and International Power 1350-1870 (CUP 2021).

The text can be read here (DOI 10.17176/20210824-112559-0).


maandag, juni 28, 2021

INTERVIEW: Franse régionales (TerZake, 28 juni 2021)

 

(bron afbeelding: Wikimedia Commons)

Ik sprak met Willem Van Mullem (TerZake, VRT) over de Franse regionale verkiezingen.

Bekijk het fragment hier (vanaf 17:38).

ARTIKEL: "Rogier versus Jottrand: dure beledigingen in de Belgische opiniepers (1861-1863)" (Pro Memorie. Bijdragen tot de Rechtsgeschiedenis der Nederlanden XXIII (2021), nr. 1, 79-109

 


Abstract:

The Belgian Constitution guaranteed political liberty, exemplified by the mandatory competence of the jury for judging political and press offences. However, the constitution did not literally mention quasi-delicts. In 1861, liberal statesman Charles Rogier was insulted by the ultramontanist Catholic newspaper . He sued the newspaper’s printer under tort law, and obtained a considerable amount of damages, bypassing the jury. Progressive radical lawyer Lucien Jottrand, former member of the Constituent Assembly, argued at length that the constitution exclusively reserved competence for both civil and criminal liability to the jury. The Brussels Court of Appeal and the Court of Cassation rejected this reasoning and insisted on the superior natural law-origins of tort law. Yet, this decision created a risk of private censorship, well documented in the press and in private archives on the legal battle around the 

Lees het artikel hier (DOI 10.5117/PM2021.1.005.DHON). 

dinsdag, juni 22, 2021

INTERVIEW: De Franse regionale verkiezingen (Het Nieuwsblad, 21 JUN 2021)

 

(bron afbeelding: Het Nieuwsblad)

Ik sprak met Wim Dehandschutter (Het Nieuwsblad) over de Franse regionale verkiezingen.

Lees meer hier. Een kortere versie verscheen ook in de Gazet van Antwerpen en het Belang van Limburg.