Public International Law is a set of laws that regulates relationships between States and/or International Organizations.
Concerning its history…
Previous: The Ancient Age (Ancient times; Ancient Greece; Ancient Rome); The Middle Ages.
- From the 1648 Peace Treaty of Westphalia to the 1815 Congress of Vienna.
- Treaty of Westphalia: it recognized the principle of sovereignty, territorial integrity and equality of States.
- Mare Liberum.- Grotius.
- De Jure Belli ac Pacis (Pufendurf, Hobbes, Locke).
- From the 1815 Congress of Vienna to the outbreak of the WWI in 1914.
- Balance of power
- Equality between Nations.
- Codified Law on Diplomatic agents and missions.
- Prohibited slave trading and laid me ; foundations for the free navigation of rivers.
- Council of Europe: modern International Law (State’s responsibility).