Ruth Wedgwood

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“International law is the study of how states cooperate and protect themselves—and how societies can influence the behavior of states through normative rules of law. It encompasses protection of investments and investment arbitration, environmental standards, international labor standards, common resources (oceans, rivers and outer space), human rights and minority rights, the use of armed force and humanitarian intervention, remedies for wrongful acts, and the international and domestic institutions that can interpret and apply the law. In practice, international law also addresses international politics as well as strategies for helping international organizations work effectively. The field attracts students who plan to work in NGOs, the military, international corporations and international organizations.”
Ruth Wedgwood International Law and Organizations