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Humanity's Law

Ruti G. Teitel


Post-Cold War history has witnessed a transformation in the relationship of law to violence in global politics. The normative foundations of the international legal order have been shifting their emphasis from state security to human security: the security of persons and peoples. Increasingly, courts, tribunals, other international bodies, and political actors draw from this new framework to assess the rights and wrongs of conflict; determine whether and how to intervene; and impose accountability and responsibility on state and non-state actors. The result of this shift is the law of humanity ... More

Keywords: humanity, tribunals, international, jurisprudence, law, legal, security, courts, justice

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780195370911
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195370911.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ruti G. Teitel, author
New York Law School