Han Depei Chair in International Law and One Thousand Talents Plan Professor, Wuhan University, Institute of International Law.

Chief Expert, Wuhan Academy of International Law and Global Governance, (National Top Think Tank)China.


Post-Doctoral Max Weber Fellow in Law, European University Institute, Florence. LL. M. Harvard Law School. Ph. D. and M.A.  in international relations with specialization in international law. Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva. LL.B. (5 years qualifying law degree) University Complutense of Madrid.


International Law and History – Modern Interfaces

Cambridge Studies of Comparative and International Law, Cambridge University Press (2021)

Han Depei Prize in Law, 2021

China Editon: CUP & The Commercial Press (2025)

Paperback ed. 2023

In the Shadow of Vitoria – A History of International Law in Spain (1770-1953)

Brill/Nijhoff, Collection of Studies in the History of International Law (2017)

  The International Court of Justice and the Rise of the Rest 

Cambridge University Press (forth. 2026) 

Edited Books

The Cambridge Handbook of China and International Law

DE LA RASILLA, I. (with Cai Congyan. Eds.)
Cambridge University Press (2024)

Experiments in International Adjudication. Historical Accounts

DE LA RASILLA, I. (with Viñuales, J.E. Eds.)
Cambridge University Press (2019)

Paperback ed. 2021

International Law and Islam. Historical Explorations

DE LA RASILLA, I. (with Shahid, A., Eds.)
Brill/Nijhoff (2018).


Historia del pensamiento iusinternacionalista español del siglo XX

DE LA RASILLA, I. (With Gamarra, Y., Eds.)
Thomson Reuters (2012).

 Histories of International Law in China. All Under Heaven?

Oxford University Press

DE LA RASILLA, I.(with Jiangyu Wang and Congyan Cai., Eds.) (forth. 2025)

Carl Schmitt and Francisco de Vitoria. Crossroads in the History of International Law and Political Thought

Brill | Nijhoff 

DE LA RASILLA I., (With J.M. Beneyto, Eds.,) (forth. 2025)

Journal Articles

1. DE LA RASILLA, I., ‘Towards Comparative International Legal History?’, Journal of the History of International Law (2024) (ESCI)

2. DE LA RASILLA, I., ‘The Rise in the Participation of Asia Pacific States in the Proceedings of the International Court of Justice (2010-2023)’, Chinese Journal of International Law (2024) (SSCI)

3. DE LA RASILLA, I. ‘From the National to the Comparative in International Law – Cold War Redux?’ Chinese Journal of Comparative Law (2024) (ESCI)

4. DE LA RASILLA, I., “The Trials of Judge Garzón and the Enforceability of Decisions by Human Rights Treaty Bodies in Spain”, 27 The International Journal of Human Rights (2023) (SSCI)

5. DE LA RASILLA, I., ‘La historia del Derecho internacional en la Revista Española de Derecho Internacional (1948-2022)’, 75.2 Revista Española de Derecho Internacional (2023)

6. DE LA RASILLA, I., ‘The Paths Not Taken? Episodic Crises and Adjudication of the Crime of Piracy’ Journal of International Criminal Justice(2022) (SSCI)

Book Chapters

1. DE LA RASILLA, I. ‘The Rise of Modern International Law in Three Acts’, in Olivier de Frouville & Sarah Jamal (eds.) Handbook of International Law, (Wiley, 2025)

2.DE LA RASILLA, I., ‘China and International Dispute Settlement by Adjudicative and Other Means’ in De la Rasilla, I., and Cai, Congyan (eds.)The Cambridge Handbook of China and International Law (Cambridge University Press, 2024)


3.DE LA RASILLA, I., ‘China and the Community of Shared Future for Mankind’ in De la Rasilla, I and Cai, Congyan (eds.)The Cambridge Handbook of China and International Law (Cambridge University Press, 2024)

4.DE LA RASILLA, I., (with Cai Congyan). ‘China and International Law: Not a Map but Perhaps a Compass’, in De la Rasilla, I and Cai, Congyan (eds.) The Cambridge Handbook of China and International Law (Cambridge University Press, 2024)

6.DE LA RASILLA, I. (with D. Armitage), ‘The Most Neglected Province’: British Historiography of International Law,in R. Lesaffer and A. Peters (eds.). The Cambridge History of International Law. Vol. I. (Cambridge University Press, 2024)

6.DE LA RASILLA, I. ‘Carl Schmitt and Vitoria through the Mirror of the Classics’ in Beneyto J.M. and De la Rasilla, eds. Francisco de Vitoria and and the Shadow of Carl Schmitt in International Law (Brill| Nijhoff, 2025) 

Encyclopedias, Editorials & Bibliographies

1.DE LA RASILLA, I., ‘The Historical Turn in International Law’. John Linarelli (ed.) Elgar Concise Encyclopaedia of Legal Theory and Philosophy (Edgar Elgar, 2025)

2.DE LA RASILLA, I., ‘Failed International Courts and Tribunals’ Max Planck Encyclopedia on International Procedural Law (MPEiPro) (Oxford University Press, 2023)

3.DE LA RASILLA, I., “Medieval International Law”, in Oxford Bibliographies of International Law (ed. Anthony Carty) Oxford University Press (2014), pp. 1-25. Updated edition in 2017.

4.DE LA RASILLA, I., “History of International Law, 1550-1700” in Oxford Bibliographies of International Law (Ed. Anthony Carty) Oxford University Press, (2013) pp. 1-25. Updated edition in 2017.

5.DE LA RASILLA, I., “Who is Afraid of Transnational Law Journals? An Editorial” 1 Chinese Journal of Transnational Law (2023)

Journal Symposia

1.DE LA RASILLA, I. (Ed.); ‘Camilo Barcia Trelles, 1888-1977’ in The European Tradition of International Law, 31 European Journal of International Law (2021).

2.DE LA RASILLA, I. (Ed.); “Introduction” to Special Issue on “Ruptures in International Law”, 13 German Law Journal 5, (2012), pp. 466-578.

3.DE LA RASILLA, I. (with M. Mbengue Eds.); “Africa and International Law – Reality and Desire”, Special Issue on “Africa and International Law”, 18 African Yearbook of International Law (2012), pp. 1-310. 


Mailing address: School of Law, Wuhan University, Luojia Hill, Wuchang, Wuhan, Hubei Province, China


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