III Regions, I Africa and Arabia, 16 Africa North of the Sahara and Arab Countries
Fatiha Sahli, Abdelmalek El Ouazzani
Edited By: Bardo Fassbender, Anne Peters
- History of international law — International law and international relations — Use of force, war, peace and neutrality — Peace treaties — State practice
In his speech at the International Law Academy in the Hague in 1923, Baron Korff said: ‘le droit international est aussi ancien que la civilisation en général, et il est réellement une conséquence nécessaire et inévitable de toute civilisation’. 1 This means that the history of international law did not start with the peace treaty of Westphalia in 1648, and that it was not only a European invention. Although in its current meaning, international law coincides with the concept of the nation-state, its origins go further back in history, and helped establish rules...