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Republican Principles in International Law
The Fundamental Requirements of a Just World Order
 
 
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07 Mar 2006
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Republican legal principles have shaped international law from the beginning. The same commitment to justice and the common good of all people that justified the French and American revolutions, also supported the emerging law of nations, and formed its most important doctrines.

Republican Principles in International Law considers some of the central questions in contemporary international law from a republican perspective, to set out in clear terms the necessary implications of fundamental truths about law and justice. All states have a right to republican government under international law, because only republican government can justify the role that the states play in international affairs. Republican principles in international law begin with the common good of the people, but also incorporate the legal and political requirements that history and experience have proved necessary to secure justice. There will be no justice within or between states without popular sovereignty, the separation of powers, the rule of law, democratic elections and strong guarantees of individual human rights.


Description

Republican legal principles have shaped international law from the beginning. The same commitment to justice and the common good of all people that justified the French and American revolutions, also supported the emerging law of nations, and formed its most important doctrines.

Republican Principles in International Law considers some of the central questions in contemporary international law from a republican perspective, to set out in clear terms the necessary implications of fundamental truths about law and justice. All states have a right to republican government under international law, because only republican government can justify the role that the states play in international affairs. Republican principles in international law begin with the common good of the people, but also incorporate the legal and political requirements that history and experience have proved necessary to secure justice. There will be no justice within or between states without popular sovereignty, the separation of powers, the rule of law, democratic elections and strong guarantees of individual human rights.


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"Successfully illuminates the pathology of current international law as well as its potential for a better future." - C. S. Leskiw, Choice


Contents

Preface
Introduction
Republican Principles in International Law
The Law of Humanity and the Law of Nations
The Sources of International Law
Why States are Bound by Customary International Law
The Effectiveness of International Law
The Right to Republican Government under International Law
International Relations and International Law
Justice and the Rule of Law in International Relations
Elements of International Law
Universal Human Rights
International Legal Personality
What are Peoples and Nations?
The Law of Peoples
Perpetual Peace
Humanitarian Intervention
The International Court of Justice
Borders and Democracy
The Right to Secede
International Economic Organization
Economic Sanctions
Republican Manifesto and Summary of Conclusions
Index


Authors

MORTIMER N.S. SELLERS is Regents Professor of the University System of Maryland and Director of the University of Baltimore Center for International and Comparative Law, USA. He is the author of Republican Legal Theory, The Sacred Fire of Liberty and American Republicanism, also available from Palgrave Macmillan.