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The Principles of International Law in Buddhist Doctrine (Volume 120)

(50,244 words)

Author(s): N. Jayatilleke, K.
N. Jayatilleke, K. Keywords: Buddhism | International law | Mots clefs: Bouddhisme | Droit international | ABSTRACT K.N. Jayatilleke, in the introduction, claims that historically there exists a Buddhist law, composed of monastic rules, and also secular legal texts established by the Burmese monks and adopted by the State. The author studies the principles of international law in the light of Buddhist doctrine by successively studying the origins of Buddhism and the pertinence of Buddhist epistemiology with rega…