The Oxford Handbook of International Law in Asia and the Pacific
In early October, the Guardian reported that former members of the IRA and British Army commanders could face felony expenses arising from severe offences connected with the use of informers for the aim of gathering intelligence during the conflict in Northern Ireland. As part of the police inquiry ‘Operation Kenova’, files have been sent to the Public Prosecution Service in Belfast providing proof of crimes of “murder, kidnap, torture, malfeasance in a public office and perverting the course of justice” related to the actions of alleged former head of inner safety for the IRA and British military agent Freddie Scappaticci. This Article sketches the contours of what it’d mean to emphasise law and globalization, rather than merely international regulation.
And so, what I want to do in my remarks today is to explore this terrain by putting the present challenges to international regulation in a bigger historic, social and political context. In response to the question posed in the title of my remarks, one could be inclined to say that there’s nothing new. Plus ça change – worldwide law has always been challenged, in every kind of how by every kind of actors. And international legal professionals have at all times been fretting in regards to the flaws and weaknesses of their area.
“Private international law” deals with controversies between private entities, similar to people or corporations, which have a significant relationship to more than one nation. For instance, … Read More