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Transforming (Private) Rights through (Public) International Law: Readings on a 'Strange and Painful Odyssey' in the PCIJ Mavrommatis Case

Burgis-Kasthala, Michelle

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Straddling both the centres of (European) power and the shifting dynamics of the post-Ottoman world in a quest to guarantee private rights through public international legal redress, the PCIJ Mavrommatis case provides a rich resource for interrogating the extent to which international law during the League period could speak for voices on the edge of empire. In this article, historical consideration of the regimes of empire and Mandate form the backdrop to an exploration into how international...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorBurgis-Kasthala, Michelle
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-10T21:56:08Z
dc.identifier.issn0922-1565
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/39279
dc.description.abstractStraddling both the centres of (European) power and the shifting dynamics of the post-Ottoman world in a quest to guarantee private rights through public international legal redress, the PCIJ Mavrommatis case provides a rich resource for interrogating the extent to which international law during the League period could speak for voices on the edge of empire. In this article, historical consideration of the regimes of empire and Mandate form the backdrop to an exploration into how international legal discourse (re)configured the relationship between the core and the periphery, especially for those peoples awaiting the promise of self-determination and sovereignty. The figure of a lone Greek investor and his dashed hopes in the newly created Palestine Mandate is the backdrop to this tail of ever-shifting interpretations of public and private rights, of speech as well as silence before and beyond the Peace Palace.
dc.publisherCambridge University Press
dc.sourceLeiden Journal of International Law
dc.subjectKeywords: Mandate; Palestine; Permanent Court of International Justice; Public/private distinction; SLeague of Nations
dc.titleTransforming (Private) Rights through (Public) International Law: Readings on a 'Strange and Painful Odyssey' in the PCIJ Mavrommatis Case
dc.typeJournal article
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.identifier.citationvolume24
dc.date.issued2011
local.identifier.absfor180116 - International Law (excl. International Trade Law)
local.identifier.ariespublicationu4860843xPUB174
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationBurgis-Kasthala, Michelle, College of Asia and the Pacific, ANU
local.description.embargo2037-12-31
local.bibliographicCitation.issue4
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage873
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage897
local.identifier.doi10.1017/S0922156511000410
local.identifier.absseo940303 - International Organisations
dc.date.updated2016-02-24T11:24:01Z
local.identifier.scopusID2-s2.0-80755161408
CollectionsANU Research Publications

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