Changes in international relations are creating a context for a new role for law. The exigencies of survival require solutions that can be achieved only at a supranational level. In the process, international law is being transformed from a law between and among states to a law that includes international organizations, individual persons, corporations, and other non-state groups. It is moving from a set of negative prohibitions that sought to keep states from injuring each other by acts of violence to a set of positive obligations to preserve and improve life for all. Law is shifting from being an interstate law to a law for a world community.
"Law for a World Community,"
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1, Article 2.
Available at: http://surface.syr.edu/jilc/vol16/iss1/2