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
December 5, 2004