International Law and Daunting Contemporary Crises to Human Security and the Rule of Law

  • Patricia O’Brien
Part of the Nigerian Yearbook of International Law book series (NYBIL, volume 2017)


In the wake of World War I, we failed to build the rules and institutions that the world needed to guarantee peace. We largely succeeded in doing so after World War II. But—again—crises have overtaken our institutions and their capacity to regulate major threats to our world. It is falling upon communities such as the international legal community to marshal the imagination, determination, relationships and political savvy to address these issues and to galvanise and evolve our global institutions and laws if we are to meet the daunting crises of this century.

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© Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018

Authors and Affiliations

  • Patricia O’Brien
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  1. 1.United Nations OfficeGenevaSwitzerland

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