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date: 16 December 2019

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This chapter discusses the life and work of Cornelius van Bynkershoek and his contribution to international law. Besides his practice as a lawyer and a judge, van Bynkershoek wrote a number of voluminous treatises and smaller essays on law, especially Roman law and Dutch law. His principal works of the field are as follows: De dominio maris dissertatio (Dissertation on the Dominion of the Sea), De foro legatorum tam in causa Civili, quam criminali liber singularis (Single Book on the Jurisdiction over Ambassadors in Both Civil and Criminal Cases), and Quaestionum juris public libri duo (Two Books on Questions of Public Law). It has generally been maintained that he was a leading figure of the positivist school in international jurisprudence, based on the trilateral categorization of the methodological tendencies: naturalist, ‘Grotian’, and positivist.

Keywords: international law, Roman law, Dutch law, international jurisprudence, sea dominion

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