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The Erik Castrén Institute of International Law and Human Rights
Faculty of Law
P.O. BOX 4 (visiting address: Yliopistonkatu 3)
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Research Fellow

MÓNICA GARCÍA-SALMONES ROVIRA, LLD (University of Helsinki), LLM ( University of Augsburg), Licenciada en Derecho (University of the Basque Country)

Erik Castrén Institute of International Law and Human Rights
P.O.Box 4 (Yliopistonkatu 3)
00014 University of Helsinki
Tel: +358 (0)2941 22439
E-mail: monica.garcia(at)

Post-doctoral Research Fellow at the Erik Castrén Institute of International Law and Human Rights, within the Academy of Finland project 'History of International Law, between Religion and Empire', Faculty of Law, University of Helsinki.

Special fields of interest : legal theory of public law and constitutional law; pluralism in world order and in international law, positivism and economic Law; legal history of European expansionism, religion and iInternational law.

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Selected publications:


The Project of Positivism in International Law, Oxford University Press, 2013

Cosmopolitanisms in Enlightenment Europe and Beyond, with Pamela Slotte (eds), Peter Lang, 2013


Review of: ‘Jean d'Aspremont. Formalism and the Sources of International Law. A Theory of the Ascertainment of Legal Rules; Jorg Kammerhofer. Uncertainty in International Law. A Kelsenian Perspective’. 23 European Journal of International Law (2012).

 ‘Walther Schücking and the Pacifist Traditions of International Law’, 3 European Journal of International Law, (2011), 755-782.

‘On Kelsen’s Sein: An Approach to Kelsenian Sociological Themes’, No foundations: journal of extreme legal positivism (Spring 2011), 41-70.

‘Practical Reason, Mechanics and Jurisprudence in Hobbes' Rule of Law: the Legalisation of Politics’, 1 Juridiska Foereningen I Finland. Publiktionsserie 2011, 113-121.

 ‘Jurisdictional Colonization in the Spanish and British Empires: Some Reflections on a Global Public Order and the Sacred’, Select Proceedings of the European Society of International Law 2010, 53-81 (with Luis Eslava).

‘Taking Uncertainty Seriously: Adaptive Governance and International Trade: A Reply to Rosie Cooney and Andrew Lang’, 20 European Journal of International Law (2009), 167-186.

‘The Ethos of the Rule of Law in the International Legal Discourse: Portrait of an Outsider’, 10 International Community Law Review (2008), 29-49.

 ‘Aristotelian-Thomistic Mental Representation of Reality: Intentionality versus Intuition; Reason versus Will?, Miscelánea poliana - Instituto de Estudios Filosóficos Leonardo Polo 2007