Martti Koskenniemi is Academy Professor with the University of Helsinki and Arthur Goodhart Professor of Legal Science, University of Cambridge (2008-2009). He is also Hauser Global Professor of law at New York University School of Law. He has been a member of the UN International Law Commission (2002-2006) and Judge at the Administrative Tribunal of the Asian Development Bank (1997-2002). In 1978-1994 he was member of the Finnisg Ministry for Foreign Affairs. He is Counsellor of the American Society of International Law and member of the Institut de droit international. Professor Koskenniemi’s research interests focus on the theory and history of international law. Some of the published books include: La politique de droit international (Paris, Pedone 2007); The Gentle Civilizer of Nations. The Rise and Fall of International law 1870-1960.(Cambridge University Press 2002); From Apology to Utopia. The Structure of International Legal Argument (Helsinki, Finnish Lawyers’ Publishing Company 1989; reissue with a new Epilogue,Cambridge University Press in 2005); La succession d’États: La codification à l’épreuve des faits / State Succession:Codification Tested against the Facts (The Hague Academy of International Law, with Pierre Michel Eisemann) Nijhoff, The Hague 2000.
Ontology and Politics of Institutions
INTERNATIONAL LEGAL HISTORIES: DEALING WITH EUROCENTRISM