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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.
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(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
ˈGrotian adj
ˈGrotianism n
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(ˈgroʊ ʃi əs)

Hugo (Huig De Groot), 1583–1645, Dutch jurist and statesman.
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Bull takes the position that international relations could best be understood beyond the dichotomy of realism/idealism, arguing that international relations is best represented by a society of States existing in an anarchic manner, in consonance with a Grotian worldview.
(5) See Georg Schwarzenberger, "Breisach Revisited--The Hagenbach Trial of 1474", Grotian Society Papers--Studies in the history of the law of nations, Haia, C.
* 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.
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.
"Bull's original discussion of 'The Grotian Conception of International Society' (15 April 1962)", in K.
(29.) O'CONNELL, supra note 26, at 6-7 (discussing the Grotian view that sanctions signal the rule, but noting international law "does not rely on 'effective' sanctions for its classification as law").
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.