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The Access of Individuals to International Justice$
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Antônio Augusto Cançado Trindade

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780199580958

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199580958.001.0001

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The Historical Recovery of the Human Person as Subject of the Law of Nations

The Historical Recovery of the Human Person as Subject of the Law of Nations

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(p.1) I The Historical Recovery of the Human Person as Subject of the Law of Nations
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The Access of Individuals to International Justice
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Antônio Augusto Cançado Trindade

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199580958.003.0001

One of the most important contributions of the international legal doctrine along the last six decades has been the rescue of the individual as subject of the law of nations. Such contribution is of historical significance. The individual's presence and participation has been growing in the international legal order. The international legal personality of individuals has been asserted before organs of international supervision of his rights, and his international legal capacity has consolidated before international legal tribunals (e.g., European and Inter-American Courts) of human rights. The individuals’ legal subjectivity is beyond question in contemporary international law.

Keywords:   subjects of international law, international legal personality, international legal capacity, international protection of human rights

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