Published online by Cambridge University Press: 23 October 2021
Religion was an important stimulus for the emergence of modern international law. It may well be one of the discipline’s most serious challenges. A religion is generally founded on a certainty that it is the one, and only one, true faith. It rejects other paths to God and eternal bliss. What can international law or international lawyers possibly say or do to moderate religious certainties and to quiet religious hostilities that threaten inter-state relations and the international order?