International Law

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International Law

The area of law dealing with relations between countries. International law consists of many aspects, both written and unwritten, but often refers to matters of war and peace, respect for human rights, international trade and commerce, and similar things. Institutions like the United Nations and the International Criminal Court purport to enforce international law, though their effectiveness is limited by the cooperation given by member states. In general, international law is governed by treaties between sovereign states.
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Thus, the jus gentium was born, a law that incorporated much of the highly developed commercial law of the Greek city states.
The jus gentium was the mutual child of the jus naturale and the jus honorarium.
Later works on the law of nations, in particular those of Grotius, applied the principles of the jus gentium to intercourse among nations and foreign nationals.
Bentham does not mention natural law, the jus gentium, or the dictates of "right reason.