- International environmental law — Treaties, application
Published under the auspices of the Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law under the direction of Rüdiger Wolfrum.
1 Compliance with international obligations means a behaviour or a situation which is in conformity with the international obligations of a subject of international law (Subjects of International Law). The problem of how to ensure compliance has to be faced by any legal order. International law is a decentralized legal order and, thus, does not dispose of those enforcement mechanisms which are considered to be typical for national law enforcement: law enforcement through a system of courts and police. Some authors take this as basis for the argument that...