chapter  4
The foundations of global pluralism
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It is hoped that the preceding chapters have demonstrated the need for a new vision of global governance, human rights and international law. That vision must counteract the assertion that the grundnorm of international law is absolute territorial sovereignty and that it has no higher norms or principles. That vision must promote human dignity, and actualise justice in all areas of global governance, so as to avoid the consequences of illegitimate or irresponsible exercise of power and a global trade and fi nancial architecture regime that disadvantages the most vulnerable.