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
Date Written: February 10, 2014
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.
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