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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law [MPEPIL]

Solidarity, Principle of

Danio Campanelli

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2023. All Rights Reserved.date: 13 June 2024

Subject(s):
Democracy — Sustainable development — Equity — Equitable principles — Full protection and security

Published under the auspices of the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law under the direction of Professor Anne Peters (2021–) and Professor Rüdiger Wolfrum (2004–2020). 

1 The question of how to deal with poverty and iniquitous distribution of wealth has always existed both in history and in philosophical thought (see also Equity in International Law; Equitable Utilization of Shared Resources). Societies developed various answers to this challenge. In Christian Europe, in particular, the evangelic idea of charity played a prominent role and exercised a non-negligible influence over the notion of solidarity applied to the domain of international relations. Pufendorf, Wolff, Vattel, and Bluntschli formulated various ideas rotating...
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