World Conferences and the Cheapening of International Norms

Saint Louis-Warsaw Transatlantic Law, Vol. 9, 1995

Northwestern Public Law Research Paper No. 10-65

14 Pages Posted: 23 Oct 2010  

Date Written: October 19, 2010

Abstract

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.

Keywords: World Conferences, International Norms, Global Environment, Earth Summit 1992

JEL Classification: K10 ,K30, K33

Suggested Citation

D'Amato, Anthony, World Conferences and the Cheapening of International Norms (October 19, 2010). Saint Louis-Warsaw Transatlantic Law, Vol. 9, 1995; Northwestern Public Law Research Paper No. 10-65. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1681164

Anthony D'Amato (Contact Author)

Northwestern University - Pritzker School of Law ( email )

375 E. Chicago Ave
Chicago, IL 60611
United States

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