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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law [MPEPIL]

International Community

Andreas Paulus

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 11 August 2020

Sources, foundations and principles of international law — Foreign relations law — International co-operation

Published under the auspices of the Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law under the direction of Rüdiger Wolfrum.

1 In the age of globalization, the ‘international community’ appears omnipresent: it acts and intervenes, as in the case of Kosovo (Klein), it helps the victims of natural disasters (see also Duty to Protect in Cases of Natural Disasters), is called upon to redouble its efforts to prevent and suppress terrorist acts, as after the attacks against the United States on 11 September 2001 (see also Terrorism), or seems helpless and inactive in spite of the best of its intentions, as in Darfur (Paulus [2008]; see also Sudan). Resolutions of international organizations...
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