World Conferences and the Cheapening of International Norms
Northwestern University - School of Law
October 19, 2010
Saint Louis-Warsaw Transatlantic Law, Vol. 9, 1995
Northwestern Public Law Research Paper No. 10-65
As long as we understand that world conferences only address problems, we will not be disappointed in them. We will only be disappointed if we think that a world conference is supposed to solve problems. Is there any point in getting a lot of people together, at great expense, just to address a problem without any prospect of solving it? My answer is a qualified yes. A world conference is a cultural artifact. It has an impact upon our collective sense of civilization.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 14
Keywords: World Conferences, International Norms, Global Environment, Earth Summit 1992
JEL Classification: K10 ,K30, K33
Date posted: October 23, 2010
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