International Law in the Foreign Policy of a Small State

16 Victoria University of Wellington Law Review 1, 1986

Victoria University of Wellington Legal Research Paper Series Palmer Paper No. 30

10 Pages Posted: 7 Feb 2013 Last revised: 22 Feb 2015

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Sir Geoffrey Palmer QC

Victoria University of Wellington - Faculty of Law

Date Written: 1986

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Palmer QC, Sir Geoffrey, International Law in the Foreign Policy of a Small State (1986). 16 Victoria University of Wellington Law Review 1, 1986; Victoria University of Wellington Legal Research Paper Series Palmer Paper No. 30. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2213006

Sir Geoffrey Palmer QC (Contact Author)

Victoria University of Wellington - Faculty of Law ( email )

PO Box 600
Wellington, 6140
New Zealand

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