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By Romel Regalado Bagares
, Public and Private International Law,
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For the “Future of Creation Order” International Conference,Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, August 16-19, 2011ABSTRACT
An exploration on the social and legal ontologies of the late Dutch Christian philosopher HermanDooyeweerd (1894-1977) as these apply to international law. Indeed, for the most part, scholarship onDooyeweerdian philosophy -- expressed to its fullest in his magisterial three-volume work
The New Critique of Theoretical Thought
(1953-1958) -- has largely centered on its domestic elaboration in relationto public justice as a task of the state. The paper proffers a first elaboration on some key themes incontemporary international law from a Dooyeweerdian perspective. Yet, I can only hope in this presentwork to deal with what my imagined readers may treat as a preliminary inquiry into the implications of theDutch philosopher's theory of sphere sovereignty, on such issues as sovereignty (the individuality ofstates), the United Nations (as an embodiment of notions of “community” in the international plane) andinternational justice (the notion of collective/communal concern in the context of an international ordrepublic).
The Challenges of Liberal Un-Sociality
Between Two Equal Rights?2.
: the Rise of Non-State Actors in International Law3.
Thomas M. Franck : Group Rights in the History of International Law Jurisprudence4.
The Empowered Self ?5.
The Rights Triad and the Moral Priority of Individual Rights6.
Nijman’s Narrative: Re-Conceptualizing International Legal Personality?
This paper is a work-in-progress, with the caveat that references in this draft are still rough-hewn.