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International Law (5th edn)

Malcolm Evans
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date: 21 July 2024

p. 38313. The Relationship between International and National Lawlocked

p. 38313. The Relationship between International and National Lawlocked

  • Eileen Denza

Abstract

This chapter examines the relationship between international and national law. It discusses the approach of international courts and tribunals; the approach of national parliaments and national courts; and some problems that arise in national courts. While prospects for a harmonized approach to the relationship between international and national law are dim, conflict can be avoided through the close involvement of international lawyers in the treaty-making and ratification process; attention at the time of ratification to implementation questions; the teaching of international law as part of the professional training of judges; and expert assistance to national courts when international law questions arise.

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