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Humankind as a Subject of International Law

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The examination of humankind as a subject of International Law does not exhaust itself in the identification and assertion of its common and superior interests. It calls for consideration of the fundamental principle of humanity and the basic considerations of humanity which mark presence in the whole corpus juris of International Law, of the legal consequences of the emergence of humankind as a subject of International Law, of the relevance of the human rights framework, and of the question of humankind's capacity to act and its legal representation. The prevalence of the principle of respect of dignity of human person is identified with the ultimate aim itself of Law, of the legal order, both national and international. The principle of the inalienability of the rights inherent to the human being is identified with a basic assumption of construction of the whole corpus juris of the International Law of Human Rights.

Keywords:corpus juris; human rights framework; humanity; humankind; international law



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