International Law – Who Enforces It?

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How is international law enforced?

International law differs from domestic law. In the United States, the federal and state governments enforce domestic American law. However, in terms of international law, no government or international organization enforces international law. Although the United Nations Security Council may pass measures authorizing enforcement, the enforcement entity envisioned (Art. 43) to carry out such measures never materialized due to the failure of member states to provide the necessary resources (such as troops). (An enforcement body should not be confused with existing United Nations peacekeeping forces, whose function is to maintain peace and security, not to enforce breaches of international law.)

http://www.justia.com/international-law/#extended

So, in answer to the question “Who Enforces International Law?” – it looks like the answer is NOBODY. It looks like international laws exists but there is no enforcement apparatus in place. The “Devil” and a few rogue type countries would love international laws.

There is a need for rules and regulations where-ever people expect to share something. That something can range from lanes on a public highway all the way up to residence on Mother Earth. Civilized countries, by and large, see value in establishing national and international rules of behavior that enable smooth relationships among “human beings” on Mother Earth.

Currently the International Red Cross is reporting violation of international law by the country of Israel. And that is because the Red Cross speaks out against “COLLECTIVE PUNISHMENT”. COLLECTIVE PUNISHMENT is a mainstay of Zionist Israel’s control over Gaza. The “gated community” of Gaza is relatively easy to subject to “COLLECTIVE PUNISHMENT”. And the Jews learned about “COLLECTIVE PUNISHMENT” from a master of that kind of behavior – Adolf Hitler.

The VoANews.com site published this on the Red Cross’s Charges:

Red Cross: Israel’s Gaza Blockade Breaks International Law

VoANews.com

Voice of America

June 14, 2010

The International Committee of the Red Cross says Israel’s blockade of the Gaza Strip breaks international law.

The humanitarian agency said Monday that the blockade violates the Geneva Convention, which bans “collective punishment” of a civilian population. The ICRC called on Israel to lift the blockage.

In another development, Middle East envoy Tony Blair meets with European Union foreign ministers Monday. The former British prime minister says he hopes to see movement in the next few days on easing the Israeli blockade of the Gaza Strip.

Meanwhile, Israel’s Cabinet is voting Monday on a proposal to set up what it calls an “independent public commission” to examine last month’s raid on a convoy of Gaza-bound aid ships.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday that former Israeli Supreme Court Judge Yaakov Turkel will head a panel to look into events surrounding the takeover of the flotilla on May 31, when Israeli commandos killed nine pro-Palestinian activists.

Israel had previously rejected a U.N. proposal for an international panel.

But in his announcement Sunday, Mr. Netanyahu agreed to include two high-ranking foreign observers in its own inquiry….

http://www1.voanews.com/english/news/europe/Red-Cross-Israels-Gaza-Blockade-Breaks-International-Law-96280463.html

So, NAZI behavior lives on. But the current version of that behavior does a flip-flop on the good guys vs bad guys. The Western press has made the victims appear to be the villains and the villains appear to be the good guys. Carefully constructed propaganda can accomplish this feat. The world has seen such a news source display since 1946.

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2 thoughts on “International Law – Who Enforces It?

  1. joejolly

    Thanks for your response Monty. I revisited the source of my comments in the post you referenced and found that it was still standing. But the enforcement of International law failed to materialize due to failure of sovereign states to fund the operation.

    There is a HUGE need for enforcement of some kind to stop the attacks against Middle East sovereign states. . Israel speaks of planning attacks on sovereign states as easily as planning for a national sports event. No sovereign states intervened on behalf of International Law.

    And in the case of Iraq, the United Nations called that war illegal. No sovereign states intervened on behalf of International Law in that case either. If international law is being enforced by sovereign states, there ought to be some evidence of that.

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