The North and South divide in the practice and application of international law : a humanitarian and human right law perspective
Abdul Hamid Kwarteng and Thomas P. Botchway
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Journal of politics and law, Vol. 11, no. 1, 2018, p. 79-87
Bibliographie : p. 86-87. - Photocopies
The North and South divide in the practice and application of international laws have been previously perceived to be evident in international environmental law. However, in recent times this divide has permeated other branches, such as human right law and international humanitarian law (IHL), hence the essence of this article. The article is divided into four main parts. The first part gives an introduction on the topic. The second part reviews the literature on the existence of North and South divide in the application of international environmental laws. The third part gives a new dimension to the North and South divide in the application of IHL and human right law with the Syrian Crisis, Malaysian Airline flight MH17 and the 2007 draft resolution on the peace and security of Myanmar as case studies. The last part concludes by giving an overview of how this phenomenon threatens world peace and consequently offers some recommendations.