Enforcing international law

Ensuring compliance with international law
Providing international law enforcement
Improving international law enforcement
Supervising adherence to international law
Using international law

Promoting the further development of international law enforcement agencies, such as the International Criminal Police Organisation (INTERPOL) and World Customs Organisation (WCO), and existing databases such as the Interpol Weapons and Explosives Tracing System (IWETS).

Developing provisions for technical and financial assistance to countries implementing the UN Convention on Transnational Organised Crime and its protocols.


The very essence of global governance is the capacity of the international community to ensure compliance with the rules of society. A necessary condition for strengthening the rule of law world-wide is an efficient monitoring and compliance regime. Without this, states are tempted to embrace international norms and agreements and then not follow through on their obligations.

Counter Claim:

In a world in which the rule of international law was respected, enforcement procedures would not be needed. In a world in which it is not, universal enforcement may not be achievable.

Type Classification:
D: Detailed strategies
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong InstitutionsGOAL 17: Partnerships to achieve the Goal