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date: 13 December 2019

(p. vii) Acknowledgements

(p. vii) Acknowledgements

The publication of this Handbook would not have been possible without many people and their institutional backers who contributed to this project.

In the first place, thanks are due to Oxford University Press and the editors who commissioned and accompanied this Handbook, namely John Louth, Merel Alstein, and Emma Endean.

We are grateful to our assistant (student) editors who undertook painstaking copy-editing and proofing work: from Melbourne Law School Kasia Pawlikowski and Anna Saunders, and from the Willy Brandt School Ana Andrun, Thomas Crenshaw, Nripdeep Kaur, Raphael Zimmermann Robiatti, Heidi Ross, and Karen Simbulan. We also thank Hamish Robertson-Orford who carefully prepared the Notes on Contributors at very short notice.

Our heartfelt thanks go to the Handbook’s Assistant Editor, Martin Clark, who is currently completing an MPhil at Melbourne Law School and soon to begin doctoral studies at the London School of Economics. Martin has made an outstanding contribution to the editing of this Handbook, copy-editing and critically engaging with all of the essays, carrying out his responsibilities with efficiency, intellectual curiosity, humour, and diplomacy, and overseeing the work of the student editors with care and generosity.

We held two authors’ workshops in Amsterdam and Melbourne to discuss draft chapters, and are very grateful to the sponsors of those workshops: in Amsterdam, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (thanks to the support of Wouter Werner and Geoff Gordon), the European Society of International Law, Oxford University Press, and Melbourne Law School; and in Melbourne, the Institute for International Law and the Humanities (thanks to the support of Dianne Otto), the Sydney Centre for International Law (thanks to the support of Fleur Johns), and Melbourne Law School.

We gratefully acknowledge the funding for editorial assistance on this project provided by an Australian Research Council Discovery Grant (Project ID: DP0770640).

We owe a debt to both of our families, who have patiently supported our work on this project over the past few years, from shifting home bases in Melbourne, Lund, Erfurt, and Rio de Janeiro.

(p. viii) Finally, we thank all the contributors for their commitment to this project and the creativity they brought to their scholarship. It has been a privilege and a pleasure to work with these chapters and their authors.

Anne Orford and Florian Hoffmann

Melbourne & Rio de Janeiro, August 2015