Afghanistan some international community members are more preoccupied with

Afghanistan some international community members are

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Afghanistan, some international community members are more preoccupied with verbally condemning it instead of openly criticizing such actions [ CITATION Abd18 \l 1033 ]. Apart from this, the lack of compulsory jurisdiction has been playing a great role in making international law be perceived as weak law. As per Article 36 of the statue
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~ 2 ~ regarding jurisdiction of Court, the fundamental principle on which the jurisdiction of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) is based on the concept of ‘consent’. This refrains the ICJ from imposing any compulsory jurisdiction on any of the states rather states have the right to either consent to it or not The ICJ is not authorized to take cases of every state and the cases can be filed in this court if both the party states consent to the case being filed at ICJ [ CITATION Int20 \l 1033 ]. The debate does not end here. Uncertainty in International law has also been the reason for the perception of some scholars; perception that the international law is weak. The law has been called uncertain because several laws and provisions of this law are vague and debatable. International law is said to be as a contradictory and vague mass of norms and agreements, offering fewer guidelines. Since 1945 more than 40,000 international conventions, agreements and treaties had been signed globally. To expect that all of these agreements will be perfectly consistent with one another is rather unrealistic and impractical. This lack of consistency sometimes makes it very difficult to even know what a nation’s treaty obligations are. Contradictory and vague laws create dilemmas for even the disinterested observer. For those with a vested interest, there is much room for self-serving uses (or abuses) of international law [ CITATION Ege13 \l 1033 ]. Apart from all this evidence given to support the idea that international law is weak, many states mostly obey and comply with international law. Even though the UN Charter does not permit violating sovereignty through the use of aggression, the extent to which states follow their international obligations varies. However, Louis Henkin states that “Almost all nations observe almost all principles of international law and almost all of their obligations almost all the time”. Henkin, Louis (1979) How Nations Behave , New York, Columbia University Press [ CITATION Hea141 \l 1033 ]. Also, it had been viewed that many states conform to the regulations of international law with consent as it serves their self-interest. Moreover, if the state consent to the implementation of any international law, the enforcement will be effective and strict as the laws will be respected like any domestic law [ CITATION GLa00 \l 1033 ]. Conclusively, it can be said that international law is based on shaky grounds due to the concept of consent to abide by its regulations and vagueness and uncertainty in various laws. Moreover, the enforcement of international laws is not as strict as domestic laws which makes it a voluntarily-implemented legislature. Such evidence makes the argument incline towards the scholars’ view that international law is weak and unstable.
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