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 (grō′shē-əs, -shəs), Hugo Originally Huig de Groot. 1583-1645.
Dutch jurist, politician, and theologian whose major work Of the Law of War and Peace (1625) is considered the first comprehensive treatise on international law.


(Biography) Hugo, original name Huig de Groot. 1583–1645, Dutch jurist and statesman, whose De Jure Belli ac Pacis (1625) is regarded as the foundation of modern international law
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Hugo (Huig De Groot), 1583–1645, Dutch jurist and statesman.
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Contemporary discussions on popular sovereignty are different from the Grotian and Lockean classic accounts in that they seek to justify not only domestic resistance but also international intervention against a government that fails to fulfill its duties toward its people.
The nation's strategic engagement with unequal treaties, the League of Nations, and the United Nations contributed to its Grotian moment.
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The story which accompanies the mystical element coronium (or FeXIV) in the corona and its discovery by the likes of Harkness, Young, Grotian, and Edlen [151-153] has been recalled [265-268].
My return to the humanity orientation of Grotius illustrates that a linear, progressive view of history cannot be plausibly projected onto the fate of humanity law discourse, since the Grotian moment itself was swiftly followed by the consolidation of the modern state and the characteristic way of thinking about international affairs associated with statism.
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Theirs was a renovation of scholastic thought receptive to many of the humanist and Renaissance cultural ideals that contributed to the Grotian conception of international relations by elaborating a critical, not conservative, doctrine of natural law and justice limiting the logic of reason of state.
Secondly, we will discuss the Just War Theory and focus mostly on its jus in bello element, trying to emphasize its Grotian source, its relevance in subsequent codification of the laws of war and in contemporary international law.
The importance and urgency of adopting a Grotian approach to this problem cannot be overstated, as the continued relevance of the Law of Armed Conflict is highly dependent upon OUT willingness to recognize the hybridization of modern warfare.
that a Grotian conception of a solidarist world could be "said to
In addition, the prohibition of wars of aggression had deep roots in customary international law, from the Scholastic lawyers' concern with just war theory to Grotian and Vattelian writings on jus ad bellum.
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