II Themes, 12 Religion and Religious Intervention
Antje von Ungern-Sternberg
Edited By: Bardo Fassbender, Anne Peters
- 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,...