Mavrommatis Palestine Concessions (Greece v. UK) – PCIJ – 1924 (442) – only states are subject to int’l law and thus capable of exercising rights and accepting responsibilities under it – thus, injuries to individuals only violate int’l law if viewed as injury to their state).
WWI – beginnings of development. imposed treaties on certain states to maintain fair treatment of minorities. ILO developing treaties to protect workers and their families.
No general body of int’l HR law, term “human rights” not in use
US – “civil rights”; France – “rights of man”