Structural challenges in a multipolar and multicultural global legal era: BRICS' global legal politics beyond cultural and economic partnerships

15 Pages Posted: 11 Feb 2014 Last revised: 3 Apr 2017

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Arthur Roberto Capella Giannattasio

São Paulo Law School of Fundação Getulio Vargas FGV DIREITO SP

Luís Fernando Baracho Cardoso

Faculdades Metropolitanas Unidas

Date Written: February 10, 2014

Abstract

New emerging international dynamics introduce a global poly-axiological polycentric disorder which undermines the tradition of a unique global legal order in international law. Modern Era was characterized by Western European civilizational model – from which human rights is a byproduct.

This consensus had its legitimacy tested by XXst century’s scenario – and the 'BRICS factor/actor' is a symptom of this reality. Its empowerment in world politics lead to the rise of distinct groups of States/civilizations provided with different legal, political, economic and social traditions – promoting an unexpected uprise of otherness in international legal order and inviting it to a complete and unforeseeable reframing process.

Beyond Washington or Brussels Consensus, other custom-originated discourses (Brasília, Moscow, New Delhi, Peking or Cape Town Consensus, among other unfolded possibilities) will probably henceforth attempt shaping international law in present global legal disorder.

Keywords: BRICS; International Human Rights; global legal disorder; scale of existence.

Suggested Citation

Giannattasio, Arthur Roberto Capella and Baracho Cardoso, Luís Fernando, Structural challenges in a multipolar and multicultural global legal era: BRICS' global legal politics beyond cultural and economic partnerships (February 10, 2014). FGV Direito SP Research Paper Series No. 14, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2393589 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2393589

Arthur Roberto Capella Giannattasio (Contact Author)

São Paulo Law School of Fundação Getulio Vargas FGV DIREITO SP ( email )

R. Rocha, 233, Bela Vista
São Paulo, 01330-000
Brazil

Luís Fernando Baracho Cardoso

Faculdades Metropolitanas Unidas ( email )

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