Who was Emmerich de Vattel?
One of the most influential early writers on the subject of the law of nations was the Swiss jurist and philosopher, Emmerich de Vattel.
What is Emer de Vattel’s law of Nations?
 Emer De Vattel, The Law of Nations, or, Principles of The Law Of Nature, Applied To The Conduct And Affairs of Nations And Sovereigns, With Three Early Essays on The Origin and Nature of Natural Law and on Luxury (Béla Kapossy & Richard Whatmore eds., Liberty Fund 2008) (1758).
Why was the Vattel treatise so important?
His treatise was especially influential in the United States because his principles of liberty and equality coincided with the ideals expressed in the Emmerich de Vattel, Swiss jurist who, in Le Droit des gens (1758; “The Law of Nations”), applied a theory of natural law to international relations.
What is the best introduction to Vattel Emer de?
Lapradelle, Albert de. Introduction to Vattel Emer de (1758, reprinted in 1983). Droit des gens ou principes de la loi naturelle appliqués à la conduite et aux affaires des Nations et des Souverains, (Geneva: Slatkine Reprints and Henry Dunant Institute under the patronage of the Carnegie Endowment for Peace, 1916).