This Article argues that Francisco de Vitoria and Domingo de Soto were responsible for the creation of international law. Part I discusses the formation of Vitoria’s personality and life’s work. Part II discusses the time Vitoria spent teaching at the University of Salamanca. Part III highlights the principles of Vitoria’s internationalism. Part IV discusses Vitoria’s Americanist thinking. Part V offers biographical notes on Domingo De Soto. The Article concludes by arguing that De Soto would not have agreed with Spain’s approach of an armed expropriation of the land and lives o f the Indians.
Ramón Hernández, O.P.,
The Internationalization of Francisco de Vitoria and Domingo de Soto,
15 Fordham Int'l L.J. 1031
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