Legal Status of Humankind in International Law
Aleksandar Slavkov Milanov
Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
December 3, 2009
This article investigates the international legal status of humankind. It briefly describes what is humankind and tries to give an explanation of the bond between a human-being and humankind. The article compares this bond with another important relationship of a person to the state - citizenship.
The article provides arguments for the necessity of establishing an authority of humankind and future recognition of humankind as an above-national subject of law.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 7
Keywords: humankind, mankind, humanity, subject of international law, international legal status, egregor
JEL Classification: K33, K30, Z00working papers series
Date posted: December 4, 2009 ; Last revised: May 8, 2013
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