The Principle of Fairness and States' Duty to Obey International Law

Lefkowitz, David
July 2011
Canadian Journal of Law & Jurisprudence;Jul2011, Vol. 24 Issue 2, p327
Academic Journal
In this article, the author evaluates the possibility of using principle of fairness to justify a moral duty on states to obey international law on the basis of two interpretations given by some philosophers and political theorists. He comments on the interpretations given by two theorists A. John Simmons and John Rawls on this topic. He shows his concerns on the involvement of the legal power in negotiating the terms on which a state interacts with other states.


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