Proclamation for Peace
We, jurists of universities from all continents, in this dark moment of the history of Humanity and Law, ask ourselves: what has happened to the achievements of legal civilization, in particular Humanitarian Law and Human Rights? One of the most important Human Rights, i.e. the Right for Peace, is not respected. Are we facing the end of this Right? Will the law of force prevail?
Facing the current tragedy, we believe that it is necessary to start again, in order to give a foundation to the legal order, starting from the values of Law, to affirm the centrality of human being and his or her fundamental rights, which should be the superior value with respect to which States and the same legal concepts (such of citizenship) must be instruments and not ends.
As the Roman Laws taught, omne ius hominum causa constitutum est.
In this tragic, historical moment, we have the task and responsibility to identify tools and take actions to reconsider a human being as a value. A person has to be defended from aggression because the Right to Life is an absolute right. We strongly affirm that there are inalienable, universal, non-negotiable, fundamental rights of peoples, which cannot be taken away by States.
We are witnessing the failure of existing legal instruments, from sanctions to those provided for by International Law, which at most ensure subsequent protection, such the activity of the International Criminal Court, which allows individuals (non-states) to held responsible for war crimes, genocide, crimes against Humanity already committed (ex post).
We, the jurists, have a task which is not easy, and not eludable: ius dicere and save, through the IUS, the human community from barbarism. It is true that errare humanum est but we must stop this war and we must learn from the mistakes of the past and prepare a better future for mankind, as jurists we stand united against these unreasonable attacks.
We invite all iurisperiti to reflect together to redesign the utopia represented by modern democratic constitutionalism, this time on a global scale.
Jaime Bonet Navarro, University of Valencia, Ecclesiastical Law
Justyna Krzywkowska, University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn, discipline – legal science
José Luis Zamora Manzano, Universidad de las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Area de Derecho romano-Departamento de Ciencias Jurídicas
Michele Indellicato, University Aldo Moro in Bari, Moral Philosophy
Iwona Florek, Alcide De Gasperi University of Euroregional Economy in Józefów, Human rights
Amparo Montañana Casaní, Universitat Jaume I (Castellón) España, Roman Law
Małgorzata Such-Pyrgiel, Alcide De Gasperi University of Euroregional Economy in Jozefów, Sociological sciences
Edyta Sokalska, University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn, legal science
Edit Bregu, University of College Wisdom, law
Ewa Szewczyk, University of Zielona Góra, Law
Svitlana Zapara, Sumy National Agrarian University, Advocate, Mediator
Elżbieta Feret, University of Rzeszow, Science of Law
Ligita Šimanskienė, Klaipėda University, management science
Artur Banaszak, Alcide De Gasperi University of Euroregional Economy in Józefów, Pedagogy
Rastislav Funta, Danubius University, law
Magdalena Sitek, Alcide De Gasperi University of Euroregional Economy in Józefów, European Law and Human rights law
Bronisław Sitek, SWPS University, Roman law
Irvin Faniko, University of College Wisdom, Roman law
Carmen Lázaro Guillamón, Universitat Jaume I (Castellón) España, Roman Law
Laura Tafaro, University Aldo Moro in Bari, Civil Law