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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 fulfil effectively the needs and aspirations of the international community. International Law has a role to play in curbing arms trade, and extracting the juridical consequences of the illegality of all weapons of mass destruction, including nuclear weapons International Law has a role to play in the regulation of a new international order, going beyond the classic Westphalian model of a strictly inter-State dimension.

Keywords:corpus juris; Humanity; International Law; International Legal Doctrine



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