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.

She is associate director of IREDIES (Institute of Research in International and European Law) where she has directed the international research program Justice and International Law in a Global World since 2011. This program involves forty French and foreign researchers and twenty partner institutions. At IREDIES, Dr. Jouannet also directs the Doctrine collections at Editions Pedone (France) and French Studies in International Law at Hart Publishing (UK). She is co-editor-in-chief of the Journal of the History of International Law. She is also emeritus professor of the Editorial Board of the EJIL (European Journal of International Law), of the editorial staff of the Law Philosophy Archives, and of the Belgian Review of International Law. Since 2010, she has been a member of the academic council of the Harvard Institute for Global Law and Policy (IGLP) and of the Institute for International Law and the Humanities at Melbourne Law School.

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:

  • 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)

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