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The Oxford Handbook of the History of International Law edited by Fassbender, Bardo; Peters, Anne (1st October 2012)

III Regions, I Africa and Arabia, 16 Africa North of the Sahara and Arab Countries

Fatiha Sahli, Abdelmalek El Ouazzani

From: The Oxford Handbook of the History of International Law

Edited By: Bardo Fassbender, Anne Peters

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 06 December 2019

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...
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