Public International Law

\”Laws properly so called are a species of commands\” issued by a \”sovereign\” to a \”subject\” and backed by \”the power of affecting others with evil or pain,\” while international law is only a species of \”positive morality\” set by the \”opinions or sentiments current among nations.\”

John Austin, The Province of Jurisprudence Determined, CUP, 1995, pp 30-31

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