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date: 11 December 2019

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This chapter discusses the concept of regional law; regions and the early modern beginnings of international law; conceptualizing regions; international law and the management of space; and regions and future histories of international law. It argues that any attempt to discuss ‘regional international law’ is confronted by the difficulty that a ‘region’ may be defined in numerous ways, depending on geographical, political, and ideological criteria. Nevertheless, the idea that particular regions have developed a unique international law has persisted in the writing of histories of international law. If anything, the significance of ‘regional international law’ has increased in recent times as a result of the emergence of regional entities with carefully defined memberships, and corresponding adjudicatory systems.

Keywords: regional international law, international law history, regional law, adjudicatory systems, regional entities

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