Victor’s Law?: Colonial Peoples, World War II and International Law

  title={Victor’s Law?: Colonial Peoples, World War II and International Law},
  author={R. D’Souza},
  journal={University of Westminster School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper Series},
  • R. D’Souza
  • Published 2017
  • Political Science
  • University of Westminster School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper Series
Contemporary world order rests on a fault-line. On the one hand it is an interstate system founded on the legal equality of all states. On the other hand it establishes institutions that privilege a small number of states in economy and politics. This article examines the fault-line, which has widened in recent times and threatens to destabilise the order established after the end of World War II. The ‘world’ in World wars is because of the global scope of the inter-European wars. The world… Expand
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