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By Andreas Føllesdal, Thomas Winfried Menko Pogge

Addresses 4 major subject matters concerning international justice. This publication covers subject matters equivalent to - the normative grounds for claims concerning the international institutional order, the important normative rules for a valid international order, the jobs of criminal human rights criteria, and institutional preparations that can make the area order much less unjust.

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International agreements are necessary in order to avoid freeriders and underbidding. And poor countries need sponsors and lobbyists. They have too few friends — and sometimes the wrong kind. Which leads me to the reason why I wanted to come here today. We need change. But I am extremely concerned that unless our general awareness about global issues becomes stronger, unless the public debate about poverty becomes more pervasive and more sophisticated, we have only a small chance of bringing about change on a level sufficient to combat global poverty.

Here again the question of power appears as the first question Justice, Morality and Power in the Global Context 35 of justice. For the first thing is to inquire how such a fair structure of justification could be established, on the national levels as well as on the transnational one. And from that angle, the question of the necessary capabilities and functionings for participation in such discourses reappears, though now in a very specific perspective, internally linked with the problem of institutionalizing a structure of fair and equal justification.

From looking at the picture — the stooped bodies of the workers, the dirt, the crowdedness of the situation — you get an idea of what it must be like to work there — a vague idea, of course, far from knowing or experiencing what it is really like. Of all the workers, almost no one looks straight into the camera, with the exception of one person, on the right side of the picture. Try to imagine now you are this worker, and since I do not know anything about Serra Pelada goldmine in particular, imagine you are working in a goldmine like that one: your working day is twelve hours of extremely hard and dangerous work; you have, given your poor education and your obligations to others in your family who depend on your salary, no choice but to work there.

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