International Law under Pressure: Continued Relevance in Times of Hardship

Addressing vulnerability and promoting security
Sep 30, 2016 | Finnish Institute of International Affairs, Katje Creutz

The multiple crises in the international political environment bear on perceptions of international law, which often seems more of an inconvenience for states than a tool for cooperation. This analysis by Katja Creutz for the Finnish Institute of International Affairs looks at the challenges to the international legal order and the merits of criticism directed against it by national policymakers. Key shortcomings are its inability to take account of national interests and to reflect new realities.

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