The Heights: How Globalization Changes Law

The rule of law gradually evolves to regulate emerging challenges and organize international relationships. “Globalization has led nation-states to interact in new ways, and other influential groups, such as multinational corporations and activist groups, to operate on an international level,” writes Katherine Murphy for the Heights. “These new types of interactions need standards of law to operate under, and these standards are often referred to as transnational law.” She describes the research of Peer Zumbansen, founding director of Dickson Poon Transnational Law Institute, King’s College. Governments, even at the community level, confront more challenges that require global reviews and responses, with an increasing number of cases that involve transnational victims, varying national standards, and layers of causation. The institute strives to build bridges between public and private, national and international law, for corporate, family, human rights, immigration and other specific area of law. Zumbansen explains that “Norms have transitioned from being set strictly by the laws of a nation to also include treaties, accords, and codes, which do not have a strict definition of what they are or what they govern.” – YaleGlobal

The Heights: How Globalization Changes Law

Globalization forces nation-states and law to review cross-border challenges involving multinational corporations, NGOs, human rights and more
Katherine Murphy
Monday, February 20, 2017
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