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International Law and Human Rights 5 April, 2011
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What is International Law? The set of rules and obligations that states recognize as binding on each other Traditionally regarded as law among states Recently has been expanded to IGOs and transnational actors Examples: WTO, Kyoto Protocol
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The History of International Law Like nation-state system has its roots in medieval Europe Grotius’ Concept of Just War There must be just cause for going to war War must be declared by legitimate authorities The means used in war must not be inhumane The means used in war must be proportional to the ends obtained Jus ad bellum: The justice of a war Jus in bello: Justice in a war
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International Law in the Twentieth Century League of Nations The Kellogg–Briand Treaty of 1928 The 1925 Geneva Protocol Universal Declaration of Human Rights 1968 Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty GATT/WTO EU Law
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