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22 lutego 2014

Diplomacy: engenders adherence to the norms of law

Diplomacy: engenders adherence to the norms of law

Several times in his 1995 speech, Pope John Paul II reminded delegates of their relationship to law. For example, this is implicit when he spoke the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights as well as the absence of the “rights of nations” theme in its passages. The Pope requested that representatives consider the question of […]

10 stycznia 2014

Diplomacy: mission to promote a „culture of peace”

Diplomacy: mission to promote a "culture of peace"

Pope John Paul II informed United Nations delegates that the end of the Cold War era contained among its implications that Central Eastern Europe could then anticipate “that the promise of peace” should come to pass. For many victims of that period of international tension, peace surfaced with the restoration of the sovereignty of former […]

20 grudnia 2013

Diplomacy: commitment to transformation by persuasion

Diplomacy: commitment to transformation by persuasion

Intelligible discussion about humanity’s future is possible, Pope John Paul II advised the United Nations. In fact, it is the urgency and necessity of that discussion which may enable “a century of violent coercion to be succeeded by a century of persuasion”.   International politics of persuasion However, it is vital to insist that the […]

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