Interfaces between International and National Legal Orders: An International Rule of Law Perspective
This seminar explores the evolving interfaces between international and national legal orders from the perspective of the international rule of law.
The interfaces between international and national legal orders are the points where the actors, norms and procedures which form and maintain the two legal orders interact with one another. International scholarship has produced extensive studies to capture the inter-order interfaces primarily from the perspective of national rule of law. Much less recognized is the international perspective, namely, the impact of national law on the rule of law within the international legal order.
The seminar will explore how the national rule of law and the national reception of international law influence and develop the international rule of law, particularly from the following three angles: 1) the concept of the international rule of law 2) the development of the international rule of law through national practice; and 3) universality, certainty and diversity in the international rule of law.