international law

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n international law the body of laws governing relations between nations
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The actual smallest sovereign entity in the world is the Sovereign Military Order of Malta (S.M.O.M.). It is located in the city of Rome, Italy, has an area of two tennis courts, and as of 2001 has a population of 80, 20 less people than the Vatican. It is a sovereign entity under international law, just as the Vatican is
    • International law the rules regulating the mutual intercourse of nations. International law is mainly the product of the conditions from time to time of international intercourse, being drawn from diplomatic discussion, textbooks, proof of usage, and from recitals in treaties. It is called public when treating of the relations of sovereign powers, and private when of the relations of persons of different nationalities. International law is now, by the better opinion, part of the common law of the land. Cf. Conflict of laws, under Conflict.
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Usage

In literature:

And when the actions of our Government are in question, fair allowance must be made for the bad state of International Law.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 14, No. 86, December, 1864" by Various
The section "International Law for the Million" presents its subject in a novel tabloid form, as exhaustive as it is entertaining.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 147, December 30, 1914" by Various
The international law was clear enough.
"Aircraft and Submarines" by Willis J. Abbot
International law has sprung up.
"Men, Women, and Gods" by Helen H. Gardener
I think his was the preparation of his work on International Law.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 15, No. 89, March, 1865" by Various
Presuming on their knowledge of international law, they annoy and vex the Russian warships by sailing past them.
"The International Spy" by Allen Upward
Reorganization of international law.
"History of Human Society" by Frank W. Blackmar
Thirdly, we find the consul conducting a criminal inquiry raised by a point of international law.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 2" by Various
International law could be no less moral than municipal law.
""And they thought we wouldn't fight"" by Floyd Gibbons
Uncle Sam's always careful about international law.
"The Boy With the U. S. Life-Savers" by Francis Rolt-Wheeler
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In news:

But the sport's governing body, the International Rugby Board (IRB), is confident that new scrummaging laws will go some way to curtailing chronic neck injuries.
Muneer Awad is challenging an Oklahoma constitutional amendment that bars judges from considering international law in state courts.
The Justice Department's internal watchdog is investigating allegations that its civil rights division enforced voting laws in a racially discriminatory manner, officials said Monday.
Reflecting its era, the existing law still requires that the US president pledge to Congress that aid recipients are not "controlled by the international Communist conspiracy.".
The United States should sign the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) Treaty, says Melissa Bert, chief of the maritime and international law division at the Coast Guard.
Conditions at Colorado Springs, CO. Qwest Communications International signed agreements that a law firm alleges artificially inflated the company's revenues while it was trying to close its merger with US West.
Law enforcement officers watch as a bus that hit a concrete overpass at Miami International Airport is hauled away on Saturday.
Dana Bolger is a feminist, student activist, and intern at the National Women's Law Center.
A North Korean agency has announced it is considering delaying the launch of a long-range rocket this month that would commemorate the first anniversary of the death of longtime leader Kim Jung-il and violate international law.
When it comes to international law, however, some Americans get confused.
Orlando Sanford International Airport officials say they will take advantage of a new law, and try again to opt out of using TSA workers to screen passengers.
Cristina Yang (Sandra Oh) lays down the law with her surgical interns in this sneak peek clip of an all new 'Grey's Anatomy'.
The Importance of International Humanitarian Law.
Seattle businesses face International intellectual property law development.
President Bush signed into law a $38 million grant program to preserve notorious internment camps where Japanese-Americans were kept behind barbed wire during World War II.
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In science:

Beyond the non-relativistic dipole approximation and in the case when the internal dynamics of the target must be treated relativistically, the profile of the angular distribution strongly deviates from the (1 + cos2 θ) law (see figures 3c,d).
Relativistic effects in polarizational bremsstrahlung
This exterior product is an internal law on V V .
Geometric Algebras
Clifford Product and C ℓ(V , G) The two interior algebras together with the exterior algebra allow us to define a Clifford product of multivectors which is also an internal law on V V .
Geometric Algebras
As usual, ǫB and ǫe express the fraction of the total internal energy that is deposited in magnetic field and electrons and p is the slope of the supposedly electron power-law momentum distribution function.
Gamma-Ray Bursts, Collisionless Shocks and Synthetic Spectra
Including higher Fock states in the hadron wave functions, we had recently predicted deviations at the few-percent level [ 94]. A second source of such deviations from the scaling law can be caused by the internal momentum distribution of constituent quarks [ 95].
Quark Matter 2005 -- Theoretical Summary
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