McGill University Faculty of Law

Fiduciaries of Humanity and International Law (Book) Symposium

EVENT: Public international law has embarked on a new chapter. Over the past century, the classical model of international law, which emphasized state autonomy and interstate relations, has gradually ceded ground to a new model. Under the new model, a state’s sovereign authority arises from the state’s responsibility to respect, protect and fulfill human rights for people. In Fiduciaries of humanity and International Law Constitutes Authority, Evan J. Criddle and Evan Fox-Decent argue that these developments mark a turning point in the international community’s conception of public authority….The authors apply the fiduciary model to a variety of current topics and controversies, including human rights, emergencies, the treatment of detainees in counter-terrorism operations, humanitarian intervention, and the protection of refugees.

 

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