Cinematic perspectives on international law

Edited by Olivier Corten, Francois Dubuisson and Martyna Falkowska-Clarys

Cinematic perspectives on international law


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Book Information

  • Format: Hardcover
  • ISBN: 978-1-5261-4991-6
  • Pages: 248
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
  • Price: £80.00
  • Published Date: May 2021
  • BIC Category: POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations / General, PERFORMING ARTS / Film & Video / General, LAW / International, The arts / Individual film directors, film-makers, The arts / Films, cinema, Society & social sciences / United Nations & UN agencies, Society & social sciences / Comparative politics, Law / International law, International Relations, European Politics, Politics
  • Series: Melland Schill Perspectives on International Law


The proposed volume consists of an edited collection within the new Melland Schill Guidebooks on International Law (MSGIL) series. In line with the MSGIL objective of inclusiveness, originality, perspectivism and critical thought, the book is the first of an intended series pertaining to perspectives related to the ways in which the arts influence the perception and attitude of the public towards international law, and the manner this affects the discipline, both in terms of its own development and in terms of its social legitimacy.

The book contrasts the narratives of international law depicted in cinema and TV productions with the corresponding narratives advanced by legal scholars. It identifies a cognitive dissonance between them and ascertains its implications on general perceptions of international law.


1 International law on the screen: determining the methodology - Olivier Corten and François Dubuisson
2 International law, guardian of the galaxy? - Marco Benatar
3 Interspecies relations in science fiction movies and human international law - Vincent Chapaux
4 The UN Charter in action movies - Olivier Corten
5 The Israeli-Palestinian conflict: a cinematic saga - François Dubuisson
6 Is cinema the handmaid of international criminal justice? - Anne Lagerwall
7 The fog of law in the fog of war: international humanitarian law in war movies - Martyna Falkowska-Clarys and Vaios Koutroulis
8 Science fiction cinema and the nature of international law - Nicolas Kang-Riou
9 War on film: gender trouble in Siddiq Barmak's Osama - Gabrielle Simm
10 Shut the fuck up, Suarez! Necroethics and rights in a world of shit - Mario Prost
11 Presentations and representations of international law in films and TV series - Serge Sur
12 Cine-legality: international law at the movies - Gerry Simpson



Olivier Corten is Professor of International Law at the Université libre de Bruxelles

François Dubuisson is Professor of International Law at the Université libre de Bruxelles

Martyna Falkowska-Clarys is a Lecturer in International Law at the Université libre de Bruxelles

Cinematic perspectives on international law

Edited by Olivier Corten, Francois Dubuisson, Martyna Falkowska-Clarys

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