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By Academy Professor and Director Martti Koskenniemi, Jarna Petman

Regardless of its Finnish initiative and pedigrees, the Finnish Yearbook of overseas legislation doesn't limit itself to in basic terms 'Finnish' issues. to the contrary, it displays the numerous connections in legislations among the nationwide and the overseas. The Finnish Yearbook of foreign legislations every year publishes articles of top of the range facing all features of overseas legislations, together with foreign legislations features of eu legislations, with shut cognizance to advancements that impact Finland. Its supplying comprise: longer articles of a theoretical nature, exploring new avenues and techniques; shorter polemics; commentaries on present foreign legislations advancements; e-book reports; and documentation of relevance to Finland's international family now not simply to be had in other places. The Finnish Yearbook bargains a fertile flooring for the expression of and mirrored image at the connections among Finnish legislations and overseas legislations as a complete and perception into the richness of this interplay.

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University of California Press: Berkeley, 1992) at 80-97. Anti-Sovere&ntism,LzberalMessianism, and Excesses in the Drive against Imp~nity 29 One can, and should, second-guess those decisions, even from afar. But to treat them as morally insignificant is a serious error. It is this error that antisovereigntism embodies. The error lies not in affirming that there are right answers to questions of justice, nor in denouncing collectivities and individuals who have gotten these answers wrong. It lies rather in treating collectivities as though they have no right to arrive at their own answers, and individuals as though they have no right to implement the answers their collectivities arrive at, unless those answers are deemed -in hindsight or from a distant perspective- to be the right ones.

On the surface, these rights appear to represent something approaching an empirical consensus (at least in the sense that no one dares openly to disavow them), thereby grounding standards of criminal responsibility that are independent of the variables of political order. The supposed consensus appears to render actors chargeable with knowledge of the existence, validity, and applicabdity of these standards, whatever the political context. However robust its pluralism, a decent international order must be committed to ensuring respect for human digmty, and violation of the physical integrity of the person is, it would seem, incompatible with such respect.

1985) 181-204, (controvertibly) defining liberalism in neutralist terms. Dworkin contrasts liberalism with the view that 'the treatment government owes citizens is at least partly determined by some conception of the good life', a view he associates with both 'American conservatism and various forms of socialism or Marxism'. Ibid at 192. '0 Deontologists typically deny that their neutrality is rooted in skepticism, asserting rather that even objectively valid judgments about the good life can produce 'the good' only when the individuals in question voluntarily embrace them.

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