International Laws: Application and Validity

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Response paper From the analysis and interpretation done of Yasuaki's paper on international law and it applicability, there is the profound emphasis on the need for having validity behind the international laws and this is touted to be more important than efficacy of the international laws. This focus on validity is argued widely to be the driving force behind the applicability and the efficiency of international law. However, this assertion above begs the question is there a universal application to validity of a given international law? Is it really possible to claim that a particular law is universally valid and can apply to any given society or civilization, despite the political setting and social trends within that country and still be executed with utmost equality and fairness. This is a valid question bearing that international laws that are implemented through international treaties and unions are basically political agreements among a group of nations with a common purpose and goal in the future. Personal opinion here is that the international laws can hardly have universal application across the varying political landscapes bearing that politics do change significantly with time. The validity of a the so called international laws are dictated or construed by various factors and one of them applicable in this case scenario is the ability of the supposedly affected nation to be self sufficient despite the sanctions that may be imposed upon it.
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