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International Community and Rights of humanity": Myth and Achievements.: Summer school in International and European Law Proceedings, September 4th-7th, 2018

Abstract : This book is the proceedings of the Summer School in International and European Law 2018 of the network Etude des mouvements des ordres juridiques internationaux et européens (EMOJIE), which brings together 18 European and Canadian universities. The context was the 50th anniversary of the creation of the Institute of the Law of Peace and Development (IDPD) by Professor René-Jean Dupuy and the 100th anniversary of the birth of this major figure of 20th century French-speaking doctrine of international law, President of the Institute of International Law, Secretary General of the Hague Academy of International Law, Professor at the Collège de France and member of the Académie des sciences morales et politiques. His work, irrigated by the dialectical tension between the relational and the institutional, ordered a legal reflection in international law around the concepts of "Community" and "Humanity", whose prospective dimension has since then continued to materialize in the evolution of both universal and regional law. In fact, the scientific stakes of the work are twofold: it is both a question of evaluating the embodiments in contemporary international and European law of the myth of the International Community and of cross-referencing doctrinal approaches on the topicality of René-Jean Dupuy's thought, his method of analysis and the emblematic themes of his work. The profusion of René-Jean Dupuy's thought - expressed notably in Dialectique du droit international. Souveraineté des Etats, communauté internationale et droits de l'humanité (Paris, Pedone, 1999), from which the book borrows part of its title, implied making choices. They were dictated by the inclusion in positive law of notions which, at the time of publication of his works, were only of the order of potentialities or specific cases (development of international integration organizations, human rights, international criminal justice, the common heritage of humanity, etc.). It is also a question of focusing on the way in which the law has flourished in the matters over which the founder of the IDPD has exercised a concrete influence as a practitioner (law of the sea, outer space law, investment law in particular) or to which he has devoted academic work (on the diversification of the sources of international law, degrees of normativity, etc.). The contributions are structured around the key themes of the synchronic approach to the myth of the international community (humanity and the individual as subjects of international law, international development law, collective security, the institutionalization of international criminal justice, etc.), which shed light on the process of giving legal and institutional form to the concepts mobilized by René-Jean Dupuy.
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Anne Millet-Devalle. International Community and Rights of humanity": Myth and Achievements.: Summer school in International and European Law Proceedings, September 4th-7th, 2018. Editoriale Scientifica, In press. ⟨hal-02528226⟩



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