About the series
Building on the history of Melland Schill Classics and Melland Schill Studies, Melland Schill Perspectives on International Law was established in 2019 to reflect the diversity of international legal scholarship worldwide. This inclusive, accessible series offers a platform for scholars from different regions who adopt innovative approaches to new and old topics.
Melland Schill Perspectives on International Law is founded on the idea that every international legal issue should be debated from various and, at times, incommensurable perspectives. Though there is a great deal of diversity in international legal debates and practice, this diversity is often obfuscated by prevailing Euro-centric and positivist narratives, which not only creates difficulties for non-Western scholars to be heard but hinders the development of different approaches.
Recent highlights in the series include Yenkong Ngangjoh Hodu and Makane Moïse Mbengue’s African perspectives in international investment law, which represents the first project to include contributions from leading African international lawyers and international arbitrators, while Sufyan Droubi and Cecilia Flores Elizondo’s exposition of resistance and accommodation in Latin American and international investment law offers a challenging and comprehensive view of stakeholder practices and the struggles for human rights and sustainable development.
Please see the recent call for proposals and proposal form for further guidance on submitting to the series. MUP encourage prospective authors to consult the Melland Schill style guidelines before submitting a proposal. Contact Lucy Burns for further information.
Iain Scobbie holds a chair in International Law at the University of Manchester, where he is a founder and director of the Manchester International Law Centre. Professor Scobbie was previously the Sir Joseph Hotung Research Professor in Law, Human Rights, and Peace Building in the Middle East at SOAS, University of London, to which he remains affiliated.
Jean d'Aspremont is Professor of International Law at Sciences Po, Paris and holds a chair in Public International Law at the University of Manchester, where he is a founder and director of the Manchester International Law Centre. He is General Editor of the Cambridge Studies in International and Comparative Law and Director of Oxford International Organizations.
Sufyan Droubi is a Lecturer in International Law at the University of Dundee, having previously held posts at the University of São Paulo and at the University of Manchester. He is one of the coordinators of the Interest Group on International Organisations of the European Society of International Law and remains a member of the Manchester International Law Centre at the University of Manchester.