Claudio Tommasi

War and "jus gentium". Remarks on Ugo Grozio's "Mare liberum"

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Keywords: Grozio, war, jus gentium, Mare liberum

Moving from the new Italian edition of Ugo Grozio's Mare Liberum (1609), edited by Francesca Izzo (Napoli, Liguori, 2007), the Author presents and discusses the pamphlet, where the Dutch jurist expresses his position within the XVI and XVII century debate about the conception of liberty (conceived as non-property and commercial freedom) onto the sea. Grozio supports the claims of the Dutch East India Company against the ones of the Spanish Crown for a mare clausum, and he even states the impossibility of any kind of rights to the Ocean.

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