World Order- Legal Studies

Evaluate the effectiveness of International law in responding to the changing nature of conflict and relations between nations

International law is the body of rules, principles and customs that govern the behaviour of nation states within the international community. The three principle sources of international law include the United Nations, Treaty Law and International Customary Law. International Law is voluntary and can only be implemented by nation states acceptance as a result of state sovereignty. Therefore, to have a truly effective set of laws there is need for compliance and cooperation. Domestic law plays an important role in gaining compliance as implementing international laws to domestic legislation allows enforceability by powerful legislative, executive and judicial bodies. As there is a changing nature of conflict and relations between nations, there is need for an effective means to manage this change.

World order means the world is becoming more and more interdependent and is the search for harmony amongst nations. Interdependence is difficult to achieve as factors such as diversity of culture, historical events, resources, migration, tourism, communication, sport and trade impact on various nations throughout the world. In response to a greater dependence on other nations, treaties, declarations, sanctions, conventions and force have been created to give a more effective means to addressing change in order to protect human rights and make international law binding in domestic law.

The United Nations was formed in 1945 as a representative international organization whose primary goals are to maintain international peace and security, establish friendly relations between states and create harmonization. They provide an vital framework for the international legal system which importantly consists of the General assembly, the International Court of Justice and the Security council. The United Nations fostered and supported successful...