Law and Opera pp 377-390 | Cite as

The Current International and Musical Society

  • Gustavo Troccoli Carvalho de NegreirosEmail author


This study aims at examining, with regard to the deep similarities between Music and Law, the performance of the subjects of Public International Law in contemporary times and the role of a conductor when conducting a concert. In an international setting permeated by incessant claim to equal its members, especially the States in a synchronized and simultaneous manner, the duty to drive the actions operated on a global scale and to control them is musical. At that rate, each member of the international society is no longer an actor with particular purposes but a musician who, as in a classical melody, in obedience to a calculatedly composite score, makes it a real hearing peace and, internationally, a perfect musical harmony. Therefore, from the moment it appears that every member of the international community lato sensu is endowed with certain power in terms of capacity, it is essential that, as in an opera, each of them know the exact boundaries of their obligations and omissions, so as not to unbalance the expected symmetry in the use of available instruments and voices emerging. Finally, it is imperative to conclude that if the operators of Public International Law in its wider skills feel that the world theater should be always an orchestra, where consensus and coordination prevail, many conflicts would be avoided.


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  1. 1.Federal University of ParaíbaJoão PessoaBrazil

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