Tourme-Jouannet, Emmanuelle

Emmanuelle Tourme Jouannet is a jurist and a philosopher. She earned a Master in International Law and a Master in Philosophy of Law at the Université Paris II (Panthéon-Assas) as well as a Master in Political Philosophy at the Université Paris IV (Sorbonne), with highest honors. She earned her PhD in Law at the Université Paris II (1993). Her thesis received the Université Paris II’s award, the Chancellerie des Universités de Paris’ prize Maurice Picard, and the Académie des sciences morales et politiques’ prize Dupin-Ainé. Dr. Jouannet became a professor of public law in 1996 and professor at the Université Paris I (Panthéon-Sorbonne) in 2000. She was legally responsible for the Master in International Law and later became executive director of the Master in International Law at Paris I and of the French-American double degree with the universities Columbia and Cornell Ithaca. She is currently professor at the Sciences Po Law School.

At an international level, Emmanuelle Tourme-Jouannet leaded the joint programs between Paris 1 and both Columbia University and Cornell University. She is the co-editor-in-chief of the Journal of History of International Law ; a member of the Editorial Boards of the The European Journal of International Law (EJIL) and of the Studies in History of International Law ; an advisor and member of the Consultative Committee of Inter Gentes-McGill Journal of International Law & Legal Pluralism ; and a member of the Editorial committees of the Archives de Philosophie du droit and the Revue belge de droit international. In March, 2010, she became a member of Academic Council of the Harvard Institute for Global Law and Policy (Harvard University). In 2011, Emmanuelle Tourme-Jouannet was placed in the direction of the international program of research in the IREDIES-CERDIN program, Justice and International law in a global world, which she still leads in Sciences Po. She teaches and carries out research in International law, International dispute, Human rights and International humanitarian law as well as in History of law and Philosophy of law.

Spécialités / Fields of Expertise

  • International law
  • Human Rights
  • Legal History and philosophy of law
  • Conflict of laws and cross-boarder litigation


Emmanuelle Tourme-Jouannet the author of several books, including:

  • Une Histoire globale des idées internationalistes (co-auteure), Livre numérique, 2017
  • Féminisme(s) et droit international (co-direction) Paris, SLC, 2016
  • Droit international et reconnaissance (co-direction), Paris, Pedone, 2016
  • Le droit international, 2nde édition, Paris, PUF, coll. Que sais-je?, 2016
  • Droit international et nouvelles approches sur le Tiers Monde : entre répétition et renouveau-(International Law and New Approaches to the Third World: Between Repetition and Renewal,, Mark Toufayan, Emmanuelle Tourme Jouannet, Hélène Ruiz-Fabri (dir.), SLC, Coll. UMR de droit comparé vol. 13
  • Le droit international, Paris, PUF, Coll. Que sais-je?, 2013, 125 p.
  • Qu’est-ce qu’une société internationale juste ? Le droit international entre développement et reconnaissance, Paris, Editions Pedone, 2011. Ouvrage traduit : What is a Fair International Society ? International Law between Development and Recognition, Hart Publishing, 2013.
  • Les doctrines internationalistes durant les années de communisme réel en Europe, en codirection avec Iulia Motoc, Paris, SLC, Coll. de l'UMR de droit comparé (n°27), 2012, 568 p. (élu « choix des »)
  • Le droit international libéral-providence, Une histoire du droit international, Bruxelles, Editions Bruylant, 2011. Ouvrage traduit, The Liberal-Welfarist Law of Nations. A History of International Law, Cambridge UP, 2012.

She has written many scholarly articles including:

  • « Les dualismes du droit des gens », in Chetail, Vincent et Haggenmacher, Peter (eds), Le droit international de Vattel vu du XXIème siècle, Leiden, Boston, M. Nijhoff, 2011, pp. 133-150.
  • « Koskenniemi : A Critical Introduction », in Koskenniemi, The Politics of International Law, Londres, Hart Publishing, 2011, pp. 1-32.
  • ¿De qué sirve el derecho internacional? El derecho internacional providencia del siglo XXI", Revista de derecho público. Universidad de Los Andes (Bogotá, Colombia), No 27, Julio-Diciembre 2011, pp 1-47.
  • « How to Depart from the Existing Dire Conditions of Development?”, in A. Cassese (ed), Realizing Utopia. The future of International Law, Oxford UP, 2012, pp. 392-417.
  • « Reparations for Historical Wrongs: the lessons of Durban », in What is a Fair International Society? Hart Publishing, 2013, pp. 193-201. Forthcoming also with a Debate in the African Yearbook of International Law, 2015.
  • « Des origines coloniales du droit international. A propos du droit des gens moderne du 18ème siècle » in The Roots of International Law. Liber amicorum, Peter Haggenmacher, Leiden/Boston, M. Nijhoff, 2014, pp. 649-672 (forthcoming translation in English and publication in the JHIL 2015)