Law of Nations
One of the articles James Mill wrote for the Encyclopedia Britannica.
Supplement to the Encyclopedia Britannica (London: J. Innes, 1825).
The text is in the public domain.
- Author: James Mill
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Table of Contents
- LAW OF NATIONS.
- I.: Ideas involved in the term Law.—These ideas how modified in the term Law of Nations.—The only sanction applicable to the Law of Nations is the popular sanction.—What dependence may be placed upon the popular sanction.
- II.: What is required to give to the Law of Nations its greatest perfection.—Necessity for a Code of International Law.—Rights of Nations.
- III.: What should be recognized as Rights in time of Peace.—The Property of Individuals.—The Persons of Individuals.—The Property or Dominion of the State.—Dominion in Land.—Dominion in Water.
- IV.: What should be recognized as Rights in time of War.—What should be regarded as necessary to render the Commencement of a War just.—What should be regarded as just and unjust in the Modes of carrying on a War.
- V.: Of the construction of an International Code, and an International Tribunal.—How the nations might concur in framing an International Code.—How an International Tribunal should be constructed.—Form of procedure before the International Tribunal.