Public International law is a set of law, rules, and principles which focus on the relationships between states and international organisations. In addition, they regulate the relationships between these bodies and natural and juridical individuals.
Public International law is usually known as the law of nations. This discipline does not have to be confused with the private international law which determines when a law of a specific country can be applied to specific situations.
The creators of public international law are the representatives of a nation who are not only the heads of state but also bureaucratic entities such as foreign ministers and military. As well as this, Intergovernmental organisations such as the United Nations and the European Union are primary bodies in the production of public international law.
The United Nations is the largest intergovernmental organisation and creates and reinforces the international law in many aspects. The organisation has been founded in 1945 and it counts 193 members. This organisation mainly focuses on the issues that individuals are facing in the 21st century such as peace and security, sustainable development, terrorism, climate change, disarmament, human rights, food production, gender equality and governance.
The European Union is an intergovernmental organisation composed of 28 member countries. The rules and decisions taken by this organisation have a direct effect on the citizens of the member nations. Traditionally, this organisation had economic purposes; then, it has started focussing on social issues as well. The rules and decisions taken by the European Union have to be discussed by the European Commission, the Council of the European Union and the European Parliament.
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