International Law in the Foreign Policy of a Small State
16 Victoria University of Wellington Law Review 1, 1986
10 Pages Posted: 7 Feb 2013 Last revised: 22 Feb 2015
Date Written: 1986
The following article is the edited text of a lecture delivered by the Right Honourable Geoffrey Palmer MP to the Columbia University Law School on 26 September 1985. In the light of such developments as New Zealand's policy of refusing the entry into its ports of ships with nuclear weapons and the bombing of the Greenpeace boat 'Rainbow Warrior' in Auckland harbour, the Deputy Prime Minister is concerned that the principles of international law and the United Nations be upheld. He argues that the world's democracies have a special responsibility to support international law making and to be scrupulous to act within the confines of that law.
Keywords: K39, K33
JEL Classification: international law, Greenpeace, Rainbow Warrior, New Zealand, nuclear-free
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