EDUCATION, UNIVERSALITY AND HUMANISM

THE HUMAN PERSON AND THE MISSION OF INTERNATIONAL TRIBUNALS

  • Antônio Augusto Cançado Trindade International Court of Justice

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The birth and historical evolution of Universities around the world have been attached to the universal cultivation of the humanities. Universitas and humanitas go together, with humanists always attentive to the centrality of fundamental human values. Universities have a spiritual dimension. The cycle of U.N. World Conferences focused on living conditions of the population everywhere. There is need of a people- centred outlook in contemporary international law. Contemporary international tribunals have acknowledged the relevance of general principles of law. Such principles are a manifestation of the universal juridical conscience, the ultimate material source of all law. An objective law is thus conformed, on solid foundations (and well beyond the “will” of individual States), in the line of jusnaturalist thinking.




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Judge of the International Court of Justice; Former President of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights; Emeritus Professor of International Law of the University of Brasilia, Brazil; Member of the Curatorium of The Hague Academy of International Law, and of the Institut de Droit International.

Publicado
2018-12-15
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CANÇADO TRINDADE, Antônio Augusto. EDUCATION, UNIVERSALITY AND HUMANISM. Revista do Instituto Brasileiro de Direitos Humanos, [S.l.], n. 17/18, p. 21-30, dez. 2018. ISSN 1677-1419. Disponível em: <http://revista.ibdh.org.br/index.php/ibdh/article/view/372>. Acesso em: 21 ago. 2019.
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