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ICJ Judge Cançado Trindade on Latin American Doctrine on International Law
11 Nov 2008 -  Judge A. A. Cançado Trindade, International Court of Justice, Former President, Inter-American Court of Human Rights

"The Contribution of Latin American Doctrine to the Development of International Law"
The doctrine of international law has been cultivated and considerably developed in Latin America, covering distinct areas such as codification itself, peaceful settlement of disputes, the law of international institutions, among others. The importance of compliance with fundamental principles of the law of nations (such as the prohibition of the use of force, and the juridical equality of States), projected into the United Nations Charter (Articles 2 (1) and (4)) itself has been strongly emphasized.