Part I. From Ius gentium to International Law: 1. The ius gentium, a Roman concept; 2. The ius commune, a medieval concept; 3. International law, a modern concept; Part II. Towards a Global Law: 4. The crisis of international law; 5. Global law, a challenge for our time; 6. The global legal order; 7. Legal principles of global law; Conclusion: the third time is the charm.
This volume offers a historical-juridical foundation for the development of an innovative and truly global legal system.
Rafael Domingo is Professor of Law and Director of the Garrigues Chair in Global Law at the University of Navarra, Spain. He has been awarded a fellowship by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation to conduct research in Legal History at the University of Munich. He has also served as a Visiting Scholar at the University of La Sapienza in Rome and at Columbia Law School in New York. Domingo has been awarded the Medal of Honor 'Toribio Rodriguez de Mendoza' by the Peruvian Constitutional Court (2006), 'the Rafael Martinez Emeprador Prize' by the Spanish General Council of the Judiciary (2007) and the Medal of Honour by the Paraguayan Academy of Law (2009). Professor Domingo is Director of the Gertrude Ryan Law Observatory and President of the Maiestas Foundation. He is a member of the Spanish Academy of Legal Science and Legislation, the Austrian Academy of Sciences, the Spanish Academy of Moral Sciences and Politics and the National Academy of Law and Social Sciences in Cordoba (Argentina). He has a long list of publications, including more than ten books and seventy articles and book reviews on a range of topics.
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