Rule of Law  in International Community: Tendencies of Development Cover Image

Владавина права у међународној заједници: тенденције развоја
Rule of Law in International Community: Tendencies of Development

Author(s): Rodoljub Etinski
Subject(s): International Law, International relations/trade
Published by: Правни факултет Универзитета у Источном Сарајеву
Keywords: Rule of law;International law;International relations;
Summary/Abstract: The concept of rule of law, as the guardian of personal freedom, dignity and well being, cannot produce full effects without its extension to inter¬national relations. Freedoms and dignity of individuals are articulated at national and international level. The rule of law defends personal freedom against unlawful interferences of national authorities and private actors. On the other hand, the rule of law serves as a means for realization of basic freedoms and rights by the law. Trans-border social intercourses are plying raising importance in everyday life of individuals in all countries. Individual freedom is endangered not only from national authorities, but also from authorities of other states and international bodies. Advancing basic rights, especially economic and environmental rights require international cooperation and international regulation. It means that defense of personal freedoms and realization of fundamental rights cannot be complete with¬out international law. The rule of law presumes certain organization of state, certain qualities of the law and qualities of judicial system. There are significant differences between the organization of a state and the organization of international community in that respect. However, developments in international legal order in XX century, such as the establishment of various international courts, development of international protection of human rights, the establishment of the World Trade Organization as well as judicial responses to human rights violation by the UN Security Council disclose trends towards the rule of law in international relations.

  • Page Range: 17-41
  • Page Count: 25
  • Publication Year: 2017
  • Language: Serbian