<h2><center><span style="color:#866F45;">Vattel's Law of Nations</span></center></h2>


<center><p><strong>Vattel, Emer de.</strong> <em>The Law of Nations, or, Principles of the Law of Nature, Applied to the Conduct and Affairs of Nations and Sovereigns.</em> Edited by Joseph Chitty. Philadelphia: T. & J. W. Johnson & Co., 1859.</center></p>

<p><strong>Emer de Vattel</strong> (1714-1767) was an Enlightenment scholar of international law and an attorney from the Swiss principality, Neuchatel. His most famous work, <em>Le Droit des Gens</em> (<em>Law of Nations</em>, 1758), is a treatise on international law that describes the law of nations as a law of sovereigns. His essays cover a wide range of topics within that framework, from international treatises and the common law to structures of government and equality between nations. The work had a profound impact on early American thinkers and documents like the Declaration of Independence.</p>

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