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Academic Journal of Humanities & Social Sciences, 2022, 5(4); doi: 10.25236/AJHSS.2022.050406.

On the Right of States to Know in International Law


Zhang Xiaofan

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Zhang Xiaofan

Shandong University of Finance and Economics, Jinan, China


The state's right to know is a special word in the context of international law. It refers to the legitimate rights and interests of a state as a legal subject to obtain relevant information in international communication and international relations. At present, the research of the right to know in the international law circle is generally limited to the secondary concept, including the relativity of state sovereignty and the transfer of sovereignty, but the ontological concept of "state right to know" is not studied. By summarizing the scattered provisions of the existing international law on the right to know, and combining with the latest trends and theoretical frontiers of academic research, this paper makes an academic elaboration on the constitution of the right to know of a country. At the same time, based on the era background and research context of globalization and informatization, this paper analyzes the connotation and extension of national right to know, hoping to provide new ideas and methods for China to solve international disputes.


International law; The state's right to know; Constitution of rights; International communication

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Zhang Xiaofan. On the Right of States to Know in International Law. Academic Journal of Humanities & Social Sciences (2022) Vol. 5, Issue 4: 32-34. https://doi.org/10.25236/AJHSS.2022.050406.


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