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The Rights of War and Peace

  title={The Rights of War and Peace},
  author={H. Grotius},
  • H. Grotius
  • Published 2005
  • Sociology
  • Since the nineteenth century, Hugo Grotius' "Rights of War and Peace" has commonly been seen as the classic work in modern public international law, laying the foundation for a universal code of law. However, in the seventeenth century and during the Enlightenment, the work was considered a major work of political theory that strongly defended the rights of individual agents - states as well as private persons - to use their power to secure themselves and their property. Grotius' continuing… CONTINUE READING
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