Despite criticisms, the ‘peace through law’ approach to international law is a functional & realistic one, and it enables the daily functioning of international law.
NGOs and IGOs
International law seeks to codify the international playing field. However, it is an essentially elastic & permissive system reflecting real-world power distributions.
Pursuing democratic principles, if they are driven by commitment to mediating values, has great potential to contribute to the success of post-conflict transitions.
IFFs hamstring the efforts of African states to pursue poverty alleviation and economic development, thus addressing IFFs and their impacts should be a priority for UNECA.
Capitalism, through catalysts such as neoliberal institutions, imperial states, and multinational corporations, has not created security but has rather perpetuated insecurity.
To explain why states are compelled to justify their behaviour according to norms, the best approach is to interpret the issue as a process that considers all theories.
In trying to improve the actions of both terrorist organisations and INGOs working in intra-state conflicts, policy makers need to change the incentives driving these actors.
MC Interventions do not promote women’s empowerment. Women in the developing world do not only experience a cash flow problem, but are caught in complex systems of subordination and inequality.
While human security seems to have disappeared from the international agenda, organizations in the name of human security, as well as the recent resurgence of interest, show otherwise.
From a global perspective it seems clear that adopting a ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach, such as Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS), is entirely inappropriate.
Shared local histories and cultures allow for regional institutions, such as the EU and ASEAN, to promote and transmit regional norms and values to all member states.
Arms trade regulation today is only efficient to the extent that there are voluntary agreements and codes of conduct on arms exports. Illicit arms accumulation remains an issue.