US Antagonism Toward the International Rule of Law: The View of a Concerned “Outsider”


Modern technology contracts the world, and as borders become more porous, an international rule of law becomes more crucial. The United States quickly and adroitly put together an international coalition to fight terrorism. In doing so, it recognized the inability of even the most powerful nations to fight this scourge alone. We need to make international policing more efficient—the transfer of evidence across borders, extradition laws, prosecuting money laundering, to mention some of the obvious areas of international policing. An international rule of law must surely reflect the values for which this country has always fought—fairness, justice and, most importantly, the recognition and protection of human dignity.


Human rights, Rule of law, United States, Richard J. Goldstone



Richard J. Goldstone (Constitutional Court of South Africa)



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