Rather than being the product of global citizens acting within a transparently representative legal framework, international law continues to be forged by states in a piecemeal and opaque fashion. This has led to a fragmented international legal regime characterized by conflicts in norms and jurisdictions, and which lacks those principles commonly associated with domestic legal systems: legislative representation, transparent law-making, binding adjudication, effective means of enforcement, and the availability of judicial review. Consequently, in many respects, international law is ill-equipped to tackle the various urgent problems posed by globalization, climate change, global poverty, and nuclear weapons,
or to contribute to the maintenance of international peace and security and the protection of fundamental human rights and delivery of global justice.
Therefore, in this section, different corpuses of international law are critically reviewed – mostly by individual researchers and contributors – but also by state and non-state interlocutors. Contributions and support, in the form of research findings and policy recommendations in pursuit of the global rule of law and justice, are most welcome.
Please submit your intellectual contributions here.