Legal Status of Humankind in International Law
7 Pages Posted: 4 Dec 2009 Last revised: 3 May 2017
Date Written: 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.
Keywords: humankind, mankind, humanity, subject of international law, international legal status, egregor
JEL Classification: K33, K30, Z00
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