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The Global Community Yearbook of International Law and Jurisprudence 2017$
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Giuliana Ziccardi Capaldo

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780190923846

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2018

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780190923846.001.0001

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The Construction of a Humanized International Law

The Construction of a Humanized International Law

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(p.843) The Construction of a Humanized International Law
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The Global Community Yearbook of International Law and Jurisprudence 2017
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Antônio Augusto

Cançado Trindade

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190923846.003.0033

The new jus gentium of our times is centred on the human person, and has much advanced on humanist grounds. The general principles of law form the substratum of the legal order itself. Of great significance is the direct access of individuals to international justice nowadays. The recent cycle of UN World Conferences has, as a common denominator, the particular attention to the conditions of life and needs of protection of human beings. There has been a reassuring gradual expansion of the material content of jus cogens. International jurisprudence has evolved in pursuance of humanist thinking, in the line of jusnaturalism.

Keywords:   humanist thinking, jusnaturalism, centrality of human person, principles of law, jus gentium, international justice, jus cogens, UN World Conferences, international jurisprudence

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