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    On Interests and Values

    6 September 2019
    Thin in Law
    The development of human rights law is part of a fundamental shift in the nature and purpose of the international legal order. Where once international law was considered to regulate purely inter-state concerns, we now talk of the existence of international community interests and a shared international system of values. On which is the legal protection of human rights and human dignity based? Is it an interest or a value? Does it matter? This blog post offers a brief terminological clarification on the definition and distinction between the two and attempts to...
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