International Law and Rawls' Theory of Justice

12 Pages Posted: 15 Dec 2010

Date Written: December 13, 2010


The complexity of present-day international law stands in an uneasy relation to the scheme of justice propounded by Rawls. The problems facing international lawyers may pose a conceptual threat to some of the fundamental bases upon which Rawls builds his entire theoretical edifice.

Keywords: Rawls, International law, Theory of justice

JEL Classification: K10, K30, K33

Suggested Citation

D'Amato, Anthony, International Law and Rawls' Theory of Justice (December 13, 2010). Denver Journal of International Law and Policy, Vol. 5, p. 525, 1975 ; Northwestern Public Law Research Paper No. 10-90. Available at SSRN:

Anthony D'Amato (Contact Author)

Northwestern University - Pritzker School of Law ( email )

375 E. Chicago Ave
Chicago, IL 60611
United States

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