The Historical Recovery of the Human Person as Subject of the Law of Nations

Antônio Augusto Cançado Trindade

in The Access of Individuals to International Justice

Published in print August 2011 | ISBN: 9780199580958
Published online January 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191728785 | DOI:

Series: Collected Courses of the Academy of European Law

The Historical Recovery of the Human Person as Subject of the Law of Nations

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One of the most important contributions of the international legal doctrine along the last six decades has been the rescue of the individual as subject of the law of nations. Such contribution is of historical significance. The individual's presence and participation has been growing in the international legal order. The international legal personality of individuals has been asserted before organs of international supervision of his rights, and his international legal capacity has consolidated before international legal tribunals (e.g., European and Inter-American Courts) of human rights. The individuals’ legal subjectivity is beyond question in contemporary international law.

Keywords: subjects of international law; international legal personality; international legal capacity; international protection of human rights

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Subjects: Human Rights and Immigration

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