Book Chapter

Regime interaction in creating, implementing and enforcing international Law

MA Young

Regime Interaction in International Law: Facing Fragmentation | Published : 2012


International laws and institutions have historically developed to address particular issues and objectives such as trade liberalisation and fisheries exploitation. The disparate results are commonly described as ‘regimes’, such as the trade regime and the law of the sea. These autonomous and relatively uncoordinated branches of international law have differing mandates, principles and structures, as well as non-identical state membership. Global problems, however, do not fit neatly within single regimes. This gives rise to the potential for conflicting norms between regimes, a preoccupation of much of the current literature addressing international law’s fragmentation. It also gives rise to..

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