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Basic Considerations Of Humanity In The Corpus Juris Of International Law

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Basic considerations of humanity are, in fact, omnipresent in the whole corpus juris of contemporary International Law. Such considerations have met with recognition in international case-law. For many years the more lucid international legal doctrine has been warning as to the need to bear in mind basic considerations of humanity to ensure the evolution of International Law in such a way as to enable this latter to fulfill effectively the needs and aspirations of the international community. The cultivation of basic considerations of humanity, as an early step in the construction of a new jus gentium restoring to human beings and humankind the central position that is theirs, is bound gradually to equip International Law so as to be able to respond to contemporary challenges that it is faced with.

Keywords: corpus juris; International Law; international legal doctrine

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