LOTF2011 | Sarah Laser

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Law of the Future 2011
23 & 24 June 2011, Peace Palace, The Hague, The Netherlands

Title: Trend: Internationalization of Law
By: Sarah Laser

Workshop: The Youth, the Law and the Future

www.lawofthefuture.org

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LOTF2011 | Sarah Laser

  1. 1. HiiL Conference: The Law of the Future Trend: Internationalization of Law By Sarah Laser, 24 June 2011
  2. 2. Outline <ul><li>The internationalization of the law trend </li></ul><ul><li>Example: international terrorism </li></ul><ul><li>Conclusion </li></ul>
  3. 3. A. Trend <ul><li>Result of globalization: legal system become more intertwined </li></ul><ul><li>Driver for internationalization of the legal systems </li></ul><ul><li> national legislation looses its monopoly </li></ul><ul><li>National law is replaced by international law </li></ul><ul><li> it has to accommodate law, which is made on an international level outside of the national competences </li></ul><ul><li>Trend seen in tax law, competition law, human rights, criminal law, torts and marriages </li></ul>
  4. 4. A. Trend <ul><li>Internationalization has its own dynamics: </li></ul><ul><li> national governments decide to create international norms but </li></ul><ul><li> it is refined and extended by other mechanisms such as judgements of national and international courts </li></ul><ul><li>There is a mutual influence of economic and legal globalization </li></ul><ul><li> markets facilitate the internationalization of legislation and internationalization of the law fosters economic globalization </li></ul>
  5. 5. A. Trend <ul><li>Different levels of the internationalization trend: </li></ul><ul><li> universal (UN) </li></ul><ul><li> regional (EU, AU) </li></ul><ul><li> sectoral (climate, mineral industry, human rights) </li></ul>
  6. 6. B. Example <ul><li>International terrorism </li></ul><ul><li> 9/11 until today </li></ul><ul><li>Result of globalization </li></ul><ul><li> U.S. economic globalization and western values opposed in mostly Islamic countries </li></ul><ul><li>National legislation can not solve this issue due to: </li></ul><ul><li> fragmented approaches leading towards a poor outcome in the fight against terrorism </li></ul><ul><li> evident human rights violations </li></ul>
  7. 7. B. Example <ul><li>Trend of internationalization of the law should be applied to international terrorism in the future </li></ul><ul><li>So far attempts to replace national anti-terror laws with international ones not apparent </li></ul><ul><li>But universal protection of individual suspects and an effective fight against terrorism should be in national states‘ interest </li></ul>
  8. 8. C. Conclusion <ul><li>Internationalization of law trend is already exercised in certain areas </li></ul><ul><li> EU Competition Law </li></ul><ul><ul><li>In other fields like criminal law more resistance by national legislators </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>For global problems global solutions should exist </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Thank you for your attention <ul><li>m </li></ul>

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