International Law and the United Nations

Robert Whealey writes: The law of nations has not yet set up any enforcement mechanism.  The UN Security Council has no sheriff. The International Tribunal at the Hague is a voluntary jurisdiction.  If Iceland and Britain want to adjudicate a fishery dispute they can both use those judges. The State Department cannot be hauled to the court by a UN subpoena.

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Ronald Hilton 2004


last updated: December 5, 2004