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The Thin Justice of International Law: A Moral Reckoning of the Law of Nations

Steven R. Ratner


This book takes a new approach to global justice that integrates the insights of both law and ethics, analysing the international legal order through the lens of contemporary ethical theories. The book investigates to what extent the core components of the international legal system conform to an ethical vision of justice that can be said to provide the foundations for a just world order, and what the major shortcomings of international law's existing rules and institutions are. It examines whether the law as it exists corresponds to any ethical approach to justice, and considers the opportuni ... More

Keywords: global justice, law, ethics, legal order, ethical theories, international legal system, reform

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Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780198704041
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198704041.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Steven R. Ratner, author
Bruno Simma Collegiate Professor of Law, University of Michigan Law School

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