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The Oxford Handbook of the History of International Law edited by Fassbender, Bardo; Peters, Anne (1st October 2012)

II Themes, 12 Religion and Religious Intervention

Antje von Ungern-Sternberg

From: The Oxford Handbook of the History of International Law

Edited By: Bardo Fassbender, Anne Peters

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 16 November 2019

Subject(s):
Religion — Ius ad bellum — Military assistance
The role of religion in public international law is a complex one. First, religion may provide a source or a foundation of law and it may also influence concepts and norms of international law even if the latter was exclusively based on secular sources. Second, religion may characterize the relevant actors in international law such as rulers, peoples, States but also legal scholars. Third, religion may constitute the object of international law inasmuch as it settles issues raised by religion, for example the status of religious minorities. As a matter of course,...
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