International Law and its Enforcement Research Paper by Nicky

An exploration of international law regarding business and foreign trade.
# 150688 | 2,712 words | 11 sources | APA | 2012 | US
Published on Mar 30, 2012 in Business (International) , Law (International)

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This paper explores a number of practical business issues an organization engaged in international trade faces. The paper addresses international law and contracts, the Contracts for International Sale of Goods (CISG), relationships between domestic and international law, the transport of goods, the WTO and the business structure for foreign investment. The paper includes a huge amount of resource material.

International Law Considerations
International Law and Contracts
Domestic and International Law
Transport of Goods
Business Structure for Foreign Investment

From the Paper:

"In the journal publication, "Inefficient Customs in International Law," Eugene Kontorovich (2006), Visiting Professor, University of Chicago Law School; Assistant Professor, George Mason University School of Law, explores the efficiency of customary international law (CIL). In particular circumstance, customary rules are frequently perceived to be desirable as they support the welfare of the group which proposes them. Kontorovich explains that in domestic and international law, the Article assumes its fundamental surveillance to be the divergent treatment of custom. "In international law, if a customary behavior of states can be identified, it is automatically elevated to the status of legal obligation without any independent examination of whether the custom is a good one" (Kontorovich 2006, 2). In international law, the reification of custom markedly contrasts the treatment of custom in private law.
"Kontorovich (2006) contends that disagreements have historically plagued each aspect of Customs' definition, with the process facilitating the emergence of customs remaining unexplained. In addition, significant confusion exists regarding what types of acts add up to be "practice". Considerations include "whether omissions count; for how long the practice must continue; how many nations must participate in the practice for it to be general; how easily contrary practice defeats the requirement of "consistency"; and whether state practice is required at all" (Kontorovich, Defining CIL section, 2). Custom constitutes one of the two sources of international law. In a number of areas, it depicts the only source of international norms."

Sample of Sources Used:

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