Religion and International Law

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Mark W. Janis, Carolyn Maree Evans
Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, 1999 - Political Science - 513 pages
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One of the great tasks, perhaps the greatest, weighing on modern international lawyers is to craft a universal law and legal process capable of ordering relations among diverse people with differing religions, histories, cultures, laws, and languages. In so doing, we need to take the world's peoples as we find them and not pretend out of existence their wide variety.
This volume builds on the eleven essaysedited by Mark Janis in 1991 in The Influence of Religion and the Development of International Law, more than doubling its authors and essays and covering more religious traditions. Now included are studies of the interface between international law and ancient religions, Confucianism, Hinduism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, as well as essays addressing the impact of religious thought on the literature and sources of international law, international courts, and human rights law.
  

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Contents

The Confucian View of World Order
27
International Law in Ancient Hindu India
51
A Survey of Islamic International Law
95
Francisco Suarez on The Law of Nations
103
Images of Religion in International Legal Theory
145
The Functions of Religion in the International Legal System
155
Natural Law Religion and the Development of International Law
177
International Court in Early NineteenthCentury America
191
Law Religion and the Culture
309
The Global Resurgence of Religion International Law
321
British Quakers the Peace Tax and International Law
339
Islamic Fundamentalism and Its Impact on International
357
The Challenges of Human Rights Law for Religious Traditions
401
A Philosophical
417
Looking for a Global Ethic? Try International Law
483
Index
505

Christianity and Theories of International Law
235
Spiritual Energy and Secular Power
259

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Evans is affiliated with Royal Cornwall Hospital, UK.

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