Grotius


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Dutch jurist and diplomat whose writings established the basis of modern international law (1583-1645)

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Justice, or "the observance of Rights" as Grotius defined it, "brings security to the conscience; while injustice inflicts on it tortures and wounds.
33) Grotius wrote that, while "the right of reprisals" was the phrase preferred "by the more modern jurists" to describe such an enforcement action, it was called "by the Saxons and Angles 'withernam', and by the French, among whom such seizure is ordinarily authorized by the king, 'letters of marque'.
15) Grotius makes this point to counter those, like Alberico Gentili, who contended that mere fear of any sort was sufficient to justify what Grotius called "anticipatory slaying.
As he writes at the end of this section, "a full version of this story would need to include at least Grotius, Hobbes, Spinoza, Pufendorf, and Locke, all of whom contributed in important ways to the emergence of the modern natural rights philosophy.
Whereas Gentili and Grotius assumed punishment through the use of force in war, more modern punishments presume individual responsibility and the sanctioning of specific, named perpetrators of massive human rights violations.
14] Seventeenth-century Dutch lawyers, like Grotius and Van Leeuwen, considered rape a crime against honour or freedom.
observation as it stands, but Milton is echoing Hugo Grotius, who had
Professor Frank Turner, a former provost of Yale, once asked me: "Is it true that Myres McDougal is the greatest international lawyer since Hugo Grotius, the founding father of international law?
Thomas, Hugo Grotius noted that the Christian world condoned a license for fighting at which even barbarous nations might blush.
18) Hedley Bull, "The Importance of Grotius in the Study of International Relations," in Hugo Grotius and International Relations, ed.
To do this, he considers a wide number of writings on contracts or justice from juridical and theological perspectives (Almain, Aragon, Banez, Cajetanus, Diana, Ledesma, Lessius, Lugo, Medina, Mercado, Molina, Navarra, Onate, Perez, Salas, Sanchez, Soto, Suarez, Summenhart, Valencia, Vitoria) and canon, civil, and natural law (Adriano, Alciati, Azevedo, Azor, Azpilcueta, Angelo de Clavasio, Covarrubias, Doneau, Du Moulin, Everaerts, Forcadel, Fortunius Garcia, Gomez, Grotius, Lessius, Maine, Prieras, Solorzano, Thomasius, Tiraqueau, Vultejus, Zypaeus).
To talk about the ethics of war in the terms of a particular historical tradition such as that of just war is, of course, to fall back upon the wisdom of a preselected canon of great texts, extending from Augustine to Grotius and beyond.
He examines what he describes as the three key prescriptive moments of this development: the foundational international legal works of Alberico Gentili and Hugo Grotius in the context of the wars against Catholic Spain in the 16th century, World War I, and World War II.
Such mastery includes understanding the modern and classical political theorists--Cicero, Hobbes, Locke, Rousseau, Grotius, Prufendorf--that the colonists and their adversaries appealed to.
Hugo Grotius notes that this is a persistent question in the just war debate but that "it is evident that any one must be ranked as an enemy, who supplies an enemy with the means of prosecuting hostilities.