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Hugo Grotius (1583-1645)

Man by nature is peace loving and desires to live according to dictates of reason, "law as immutable which cannot be changed by God himself" because it is based on the nature of man and his urge to live and live peacefully,

  • Divine law is predecessor,
  • Then comes the natural law and
  • Positivelaw is final descendants, so natural law is higher than positive law.
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