What Is International Law
What Is International Law

Basically defined, international law is simply the set of rules that countries follow in dealing with each other. There are three distinct legal processes that can be indentified in International Law that include Public International Law (The relationship between sovereign states and international entities such as International Criminal Court), Private International Law (Addressing
questions of jurisdiction in conflict), and Supranational Law (The set of collective laws that sovereign states voluntarily yield
to). But this basic definition must be supplemented with three more-complex explanations—is international law really law, the way the laws of the United States, enforced by courts and police, are? Where do we find the rules of international law? Are they written down somewhere? Finally, how is international law enforced, if there is no world government?

 

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