About Non-Positivist Perspective on Legal Values in International Law
Keywords:theory of law, international law, legal values, peace, rule of law, constitution
The distinction between legal and non-legal values can be made from the aspect of legal system analysis. Since the content of the legal system depends on the identification of norms that establish such content, the problem of the identification is crucial for any kind of consideration of legal values. In discourse of international legal scholars, we can recognize attempts to identify values which are not dependent on the existing social practice. The purpose of this paper is to analyse such an approach to legal values as opposite to the positivistic account of the law and to analyse the main objection to this non-positivist perspective.
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