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International Law and Global development

Describe and assess how international law has addressed matters of trade, human rights, and the environment. How have these efforts contributed to developing or slowing down the construction of global civil society? Why?

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International Law

What is International Law? How does it assess matters of trade, human rights and the environment? The Cornell University Law School (2011) describes International Law as such: "rules and principles governing the relations and dealings of nations with each other, though recently, the scope of international law has been redefined to include relations between states and individuals, and relations between international organizations". International law according to this definition is divided into 2 'spheres', one of which is public international law and the other is private international law. The first focuses only on issues and questions of rights between nations, or between nations, citizens and entities or on ...

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The solution provides information and assistance in assessing how international law addresses matters of trade, human rights and the environment and how it contributes to global development. references are listed.