Democracy and International Law

@article{Wouters2003DemocracyAI,
  title={Democracy and International Law},
  author={Jan Wouters and Bart De Meester and Cedric Ryngaert},
  journal={Netherlands Yearbook of International Law},
  year={2003},
  volume={34},
  pages={139-196}
}
Traditionally, international law has barely paid attention to the democratic legitimacy of its most important subjects – states –, having been concerned only with relations between states and not within them. The neutral position of international law vis-a-vis a state's internal form of government changed after the collapse of communism. The question of whether the citizen could claim democratic governance, made headway. The normative value of democracy has also deeply influenced the foreign… Expand
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