A Multinational Corporation or an International Organisation?

  • Rosalyn Higgins


The classical definition of international law has been of the body of rules and norms that govern relations between sovereign states. That definition is today still generally agreed to be correct, so far as it goes. But it is insufficient. There are other important international actors whose conduct requires regulating other than by a single, national law. International law today is thus regarded as relevant to the conduct of international organisations, and their relations with each other and with states. And in certain subject areas — for example, the conduct of military actions, the entitlement to human rights — even individuals may have obligations and rights under international law (Higgins, 1978).


Multinational Corporation Legal Personality English Court Draft Code Foreign Corporation 
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