Failed States and the Rule of Law

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Title Failed States and the Rule of Law
Author Sampford, Charles John
Journal Name Jindal Journal of International Affairs
Year Published 2011
Place of publication India
Publisher O.P. Jindal Global University
Abstract The last decade has seen an emerging consensus that the rule of law is critical in both domestic and international affairs. ‘Failed’ states generate important issues for both the rule of law and, importantly, for their intersection or interaction. A ‘failed’ state almost inevitably involves a breakdown of the domestic rule of law. When international intervention occurs, it raises concerns over substantive issues. Among these is the application of international law and international norms, including among other, the conventions and treaties, the responsibility to protect and protection of civilians. Where international missions seek to assist the people of ‘failed’ states in rebuilding their nations, establishing the rule of law is often the primary or initial pursuit. Any such international assistance/intervention is more effective if it is clearly subject to the rule of law and provides an exemplar/demonstration of how power should be exercised.
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Copyright Statement Copyright 2011 O.P. Jindal Global University. The attached file is reproduced here in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal's website for access to the definitive, published version.
Volume 1
Issue Number 1
Page from 119
Page to 147
ISSN 2249-8095
Date Accessioned 2012-02-29
Language en_US
Research Centre Key Centre for Ethics, Law, Justice and Governance
Faculty Arts, Education and Law
Subject International Relations
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1

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