After First World War, League of Nations was set up to prevent further war and to promote peace and stability amongst nations. But soon, Second World War commenced, and the objective of League of Nations failed. To prevent further wars, and the devastating destruction caused by it, the United Nations was established to promote world peace and cordial relations between the member states.

The term International Law was coined by Jeremy Bentham. He stated that it was a body of rules, regulations and norms that are set between two or more sovereign states that have been legally recognized. It is also called as the “law of the nations”. This covers a wide range of subjects and areas like diplomatic relations, conduct during wars, trade relations, human rights and the sharing of marine resources.

Nowadays it is generally sees that the international law is primarily governs the relations and interaction between the states. Eg. The way diplomats and ambassadors are treated in a state depends on what international agreements are signed by them and are regulating the relations.

The international law sets out boundaries of regulation of relations between the states and the revolving non state factors like individuals, international organizations, and the multinational companies. As in case of an individuals, the law gives them some rights like they cannot be tortured. This means that the government is not having any right to torture anyone whom they deem to be terrorist. Public International law likewise forces on States certain rights and duties to secure people. For instance, when States are at war, one State can’t target and slaughter commoners of the other State who did not threaten the opposing state.

International law covers various subjects and has numerous fields of utilization. For instance, we understand that international law applies to inception of wars, direct of war, strategic relations, exchange, and speculation; treatment of individuals, sea assets, ensuring the climate, space law, and to specific wrongdoings.

International law is a free arrangement of law existing external the legitimate requests of specific states. It contrasts from homegrown overall sets of laws in various regards. For instance, although the United Nations (UN) General Assembly, which comprises of agents of approximately 190 nations, has the outward appearances of a council, it has no capacity to give restrictions to municipal laws.

Private international law deals with that part of the law which is directed between private residents of various nations or is worried about the definition, guideline, and implementation of rights in circumstances where both the individual in whom the privilege inheres and the individual upon whom the commitment rests are private residents of various countries. It is a bunch of decides and guidelines that are set up or settled upon by residents of various countries who secretly go into an exchange and that will administer in case of a question. In this regard, private International Law contrasts from public international law, which is the arrangement of rules went into by the administrations of different nations that decide the rights and direct the relation between free countries.

The municipal laws of these states play to become the primary sources while framing the private international laws. They are embedded into the treaties and the conventions governing the relations between the states. It also serves as a base for the model laws, legal guides and the various processes that govern the international transactions.

Private International Law manages an assortment of subjects, for example, (worldwide) contracts, misdeeds (lex loci delicti), family matters, acknowledgment of decisions, kid reception and snatching, genuine property (lex rei sitae), protected innovation. It is frequently scrutinized for neglecting to check private force in the transnational domain. The field seems impartial or weak in tending to international financial and social disparity.


In India, the domestic law has precedence over any of the international statutes and law. This is clearly stated in the Article 27 and Article 46 of Vienna Convention of Law of Treaties.

The makers of Indian Constitution have also considered the importance of international laws to strike a balance between the relations of the nations with India. According to Article 51 of the Constitution that falls under Directive principles of State Policy, the state shall strive to promote international peace and security, maintain just and stable relations between nations, foster respect to international law, encourage the settlement of international disputes by arbitration. To bring the municipal law at par with the international laws, by the power of Article 253 of the Indian Constitution read along with entry 14 of the Union list, laws can be made referring to international treaties signed by India.

Supreme Court has held in a few cases, for example, Vishakha Vs. State of Rajasthan, Randhir Vs. Union of India, Unnikrishnan Vs. State of Karnataka, that domestic laws of India, including the Constitution are not to be perused as disparaging to international law. A distinction must be made to peruse the domestic law as being in amicability with the international law if there should arise an occurrence of any equivocalness. Simultaneously, the Constitution is yet the primary rule that everyone must follow and in the event of any conflict the Constitution will emerge victorious and will prevail.

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