Punsara Amarasinghe, Sanjay Kumar Rajhans



This article seeks to examine the rigor of civilizational values in modern international law as a crucial factor and how historically different civilizational values have inculcated different approaches to international law. While critiquing the civilizational rhetoric built by European nations in creating Eurocentric international law, this article illuminates how international law has been perceived by China and Russia following their historical complexities as unique states. The results emerging from this paper will demonstrate the diversity in international law in across different countries.


Civilization; Colonialism; Pragmatism; Russia; China; Identity; Hegemony; International Law

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