World Order - Legal Studies

Evaluate legal and non-legal ways of working for world order.
Working for world order involves achieving a peaceful, beneficial and mutually profitable co-existence between nation states. State sovereignty means that a states position on a conflict can have a direct effect on the result of that conflict.

Following WWI, there was a movement to more peaceful forms of conflict resolution. The League of Nations was formed with a primary goal of promoting international cooperation and achieving international peace and security. It’s fail after WWII led to the formation of the United Nations, and the United Nations Charter which states that member states should settle their international disputes by peaceful means, refraining from the use of threat or force.   Australia has been an important part of the development of the UN and the advancement of the international law that seeks to achieve world order.
The funding of terrorist groups by nation states has highlighted the way in which state sovereignty can hinder global and national efforts of achieving order. The documentary “The Age of Terror – In the Name of the State” shows several cases of terrorism funded by nation states, in particular the funding of terrorist groups in South America by the US Reagan government. The programme highlights the need for a global effort to working towards world order, so as to prevent further instances of state funded terrorism.
The genocide of the Tootsi people in Rwanda stands as a point in history where genocide was allowed to occur because of a lack of will among nation states to intervene. The Four Corners programme “Killers (April 04) shows the result of a genocide allowed to occur as nations such as England and America chose not to intervene for fear of political embarrassment, as well as difficulty in justifying intervention to their people. The UN estimates that some 800000 people had been killed in Rwanda in the genocide, with a rate of killing five times that of the...