Law and justice for a global world: a philosophy of law and justice
- 国际法－工作文稿 
We can at once sum up what has to follow here by saying that law and justice are a kind of culture, a way of life, a mentality, which is also called “civilized” and which is the contrary of the lazy, the dirty, the ignorant, the arbitrary, of which the rule by the merely stronger or richer is but one example. Therefore it is not to be spoken of e.g. “democracy and the rule of law” etc., but at best, of the rule of law and after that may be of “democracy”, namely then and only then, when there are people who are actually capable to achieve the rule of law through it, which does not necessarily happen by advertisements and incessant talking. Worse, the latter is ever since a strong indication that it is just then the contrary, which applies. Such a culture requires that the basic principles of Civilization, Justice and Law are widely understood and therefore organically applied by everybody in daily life. “Prosperity in Justice” is the purpose of any community or society that has a claim to civilization. Justice includes, as we shall see, order, peace and security. Particular forms of government are but means to this end or instruments, which are supposed to achieve that purpose. If they don’t, they are of no use, whatever glorious names they might carry. It is obvious that such a culture requires well-qualified, well-informed and basically well-intentioned people. Those do not “grow on trees”. There is no quick fix. Shortcuts, and be they accompanied by hefty professions of goodness, lead quickly to deception. People of such a culture have to be made aware, instructed and confronted with a certain amount of experience in the field. Then they can serve as examples and extend these “values” throughout society. That is a demanding task. Yet it underlies the law if its exercise does not only exist of empty words and an exaggerated dance around the “golden calf”. That may sound idealist. Yet on a broader level it turns out to be of rather practical, i.e. very real quality as a look into the newspaper quickly shows. And that which we call practical in every day life shall be dealt with here too.