Non-recognition of international law

Experimental visualization of narrower problems
Other Names:
Disrespect for international law
Lack of adherence to international law

Most governments do not take seriously their obligations under international law, and certainly the United States does not. To U.S. policy makers international law is for everyone else to follow, and for Washington to manipulate when possible, or to ignore otherwise. Thus when the World Court told the United States to cease its contra war against Nicaragua and pay reparations, U.S. officials simply declared they did not consider themselves bound by the ruling.


Problem Type:
F: Fuzzy exceptional problems
Societal Problems Scarcity
Law Law
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 10: Reduced InequalityGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions
Date of last update
27.11.2017 – 17:53 CET