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International Law (Overview)
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Public International Law Nature of International law and its relationship with Municipal law . Sources of International Law e Recognition of States and Government . United Nations Settlement of International Disputes . Human Rights
Definition . The term International law' or 'Law of Nations' has been used in contradistinction to the 'National Law' or 'Municipal Law' which means the law of country. International Law is generally, above and outside, the national laws of the various States and to some extent operates on the territories of all the States. . There's no single universally accepted definition of international law, though some good attempts have been made in that direction. Eminent British Jurists, Jeremy Bentham in 1780, used the words International law' for the first time.
Development of International Law . International law is a dynamic law. It has been changing since its inception. Today the scope of International law has extended from the preservation of peace to regulate the various activities of international life, like space expeditions, ocean floor explorations protection of human rights and global environment, management of international financial system, etc . The term new international law' indicates the norms and values that have been evolved since the Second World War. The traditional, juridical and individualistic character of international law (i.e law governing the relations of sovereign States with each other) is being replaced by the law of social interdependence ( i.e interdependence of the nations or international community. The shift has been "from the more or less formal regulation of diplomatic relations between States to an international law of welfare" (Friedmann).
. Factors which contributed largely to the development of international law further are: . 1) International organizations- subject of international law . 2) Individuals - subject of international law . 3) Codification of International Law . 4) Multilateral Treaties
Oppenheim's Definition of International Law COMING UP