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DOI : 10.60527/6mze-5f13
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LESTUDIUM. (2021, 16 septembre). Philippe Rygiel - Les voyages du jeune Alphonse Rivier , in Law(s) and International relations : actors, institutions and comparative legislations. [Vidéo]. Canal-U. (Consultée le 14 juin 2024)

Philippe Rygiel - Les voyages du jeune Alphonse Rivier

Réalisation : 16 septembre 2021 - Mise en ligne : 29 septembre 2021
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Alphonse Rivier (1835-1898) is a forgottenmember of the generation of internationalists who participated in theinstitutionalization of international law. Author of treatises, translator ofTobias Asser's works into French, he was a professor of international law at theUniversité Libre de Bruxelles. A founding member of the Institut de DroitInternational, of which he was secretary-general, he served as editor of the Revue de Droit International et deLégislation Comparée. Legal advisor to the Swiss Republic and Consul Generalof Switzerland in Belgium, he was also a practitioner.

His archives, deposited at the cantonallibrary of Lausanne, allow us to trace his itinerary through a richcorrespondence, both private and related to his functions, but also, theprofessional and intellectual training of one of the dominant figures ofinternational law on the Swiss scene during the second half of the nineteenthcentury. It allows us to paint the sensibility and define the social roots of apolyglot and cosmopolitan jurist, as comfortable in Berlin where he defendedhis thesis as in Paris or Lausanne. 

We will study a future internationalist'sintellectual and political training by evoking his stays in Paris and Berlinduring his training during the 1850s. We aim beyond the case of Alphonse Rivierto better define the traits and dispositions of the members of the firstgeneration of jurists who made international law their primary and sometimesonly concern.

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