Solidarity: A Structural Principle of International Law

  • Rüdiger Wolfrum
  • Chie Kojima

Part of the Beiträge zum ausländischen öffentlichen Recht und Völkerrecht book series (BEITRÄGE, volume 213)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIII
  2. Armin von Bogdandy
    Pages 1-2
  3. Laurence Boisson de Chazournes
    Pages 93-122
  4. Dinah Shelton
    Pages 123-168
  5. Rüdiger Wolfrum
    Pages 225-228
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 229-238

About these proceedings


This volume presents a high-level scholarly discussion on whether the concept of solidarity functions as a structural principle of international law and to what extent it has become a full-fledged legal principle. Each contributor addresses these questions by examining normative operations of the principle of solidarity in different branches of international law – including international disaster law, international humanitarian law, the law of development cooperation and international environmental law – as well as the relationship between the principle of solidarity and other legal principles such as the responsibility to protect and intergenerational equity.


International Law Security Council international humanitarian law law legal principle solidarity structural principle of international law

Editors and affiliations

  • Rüdiger Wolfrum
    • 1
  • Chie Kojima
    • 2
  1. 1.Öffentliches Recht und VölkerrechtMPI für AusländischesHeidelbergGermany
  2. 2.Öffentliches Recht und VölkerrechtMPI für AusländischesHeidelbergGermany

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