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Published: 05 September 2016

392 Pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780199397921

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Fiduciaries of Humanity

How International Law Constitutes Authority

Evan J. Criddle and Evan Fox-Decent

  • Discusses a new model of public international law where individuals as well as states are proper subjects, while human dignity has come to rival state autonomy as an organizing principle of international law
  • Covers the fiduciary theory that reconciles state authority and responsibility under international law
  • Explains how sovereign authority depends on a state's compliance with principles of responsibility
  • Elaborates and defends the fiduciary model while exploring its application to a variety of current controversies
  • Provides a rigorous philosophical account of the moral basis for state authority and state responsibility
  • Original approach to the recognition of states, and to the relationship between human rights and humanitarian law

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