War, Peace, Natural Law, and International Law: A Short Essay

4 Pages Posted: 3 Nov 2013

Date Written: November 1, 2013

Abstract

The customary practice of states includes practices that reinforce the international legal system as well as practices that are harmful to the system. According to natural law, disputes between these two types can be sorted out by conflict resolution with the help of third party adjudication.

Keywords: Suarez, Vitoria, Pufendorf, natural law, just war, Kellogg-Briand Pact, aggressive war, customary international law

JEL Classification: K30, K33

Suggested Citation

D'Amato, Anthony, War, Peace, Natural Law, and International Law: A Short Essay (November 1, 2013). Northwestern Public Law Research Paper No. 13-36. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2349144 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2349144

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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