Hugo Grotius

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Noun1.Hugo Grotius - Dutch jurist and diplomat whose writings established the basis of modern international law (1583-1645)
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Chapters are devoted to the ideas of the Ancient Greek Stoics and Cynics, Roman philosopher Cicero, Hugo Grotius, and Adam Smith.
In addition to translating Wickert and occasionally writing poetry, he has published essays on Old and Middle English literature, translated Latin verses by Hugo Grotius and John Barclay, and written a series of articles explicating the Vox Clamantis' sixth book, a verse translation of which he has also contributed to the Gower Project Wiki Translation.
This monograph examines the contributions of Francisco Suarez and Hugo Grotius to international law and, specifically, to the concept of the law of nations.
It runs from Hugo Grotius and Thomas Hobbes to Charles Darwin and his followers, via David Hume, Jeremy Bentham, and John Stuart Mill.
Although Dubik respects and acknowledges the profound contribution to just war theory made by Walzer--as part of a long line of philosophers and theologians, including Aristotle, Augustine, Thomas Aquinas, and Hugo Grotius, to name only a few--he criticizes the customary separation of jus ad helium (justice in going to war) and jus in bello (justice in waging war).
Hugo Grotius (1583-1645), a Dutch jurist, whose name is associated with lofty concepts of natural law, and whose texts were relied on by New Netherland magistrates, asserted that: "the power of husbands over their wives, which is almost peculiar to Holland," (125) and that husbands exercise a very great control over his wife's property.
"Many international lawyers have supported the idea of humanitarian intervention, including the 'father of international law' Hugo Grotius," they wrote, adding that "Nevertheless no such doctrine has been formally incorporated into international law and there has been widespread resistance to the notion that the role of the UN Security Council in authorizing the use of force can be overridden."
The man often called the father of international law, Hugo Grotius, wrote his master work De jure belli ac pacis in the early seventeenth century.
That made sense, and even the famous Dutch jurist Hugo Grotius wrote an international law paper defending Dutch raids on Portuguese shipping as enemies of the state.
He encouraged the recipients of his writings (among whom were the young Hugo Grotius and the senior political leader Johan van Oldenbarnevelt) to embark on a programme of institutional and operational reform that would transform the way the VOC organised its voyages and conducted business across Asia.
The paper contrasts Kant's conception of original common possession of the earth with Hugo Grotius's superficially similar notion.
The full genealogy of policy on the last two seems uncertain, but their iconic 'father', still somewhat revered in Atlantic and Pacific circles today, is arguably the Dutch moralist, jurist and political writer Hugo Grotius.