Title

The evolution of international law

Document Type

Book Section

Publication Year

2018

ISBN

9781315301907

DOI

10.4324/9781315301914

Abstract

The international legal system comprises norms, processes, and institutions. The interaction of these elements creates international law’s authority, legitimacy, and effectiveness. International law is therefore implemented and given effect less through the threat of sanctions than through the cumulative actions of the system’s stakeholders. This self-enforcing characteristic is often regarded as a weakness or flaw in international law as a legal system, but in fact it provides international law the opportunity to grow and to develop as it responds to changing needs and values.

First Page

35

Last Page

48

Num Pages

14

Publisher

Taylor & Francis

Editor

Thomas G. Weiss & Rorden Wilkinson

Book Title

International Organization and Global Governance

Edition

Second

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