There has been dramatic growth in treaty-making since the Second World War: more than 64,000 treaties have been registered with the United Nations since 1945.1 Meanwhile, with the rise of globalization, the boundary separating domestic law from international law has become increasingly permeable. Consequently, States are making greater use of treaties to regulate activity that was previously regulated exclusively by domestic law. For example, under the 1993 Hague Convention on Intercountry Adoption,2 eighty-three States have agreed to regulate child adoption on a...
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