Difference Between International Law And Municipal Law

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International law and municipal Law are two legal systems. Municipal Law is the law specific to a particular city or country and the government bodies within those cities or countries. This can cover a wide range of issues, including everything from eminent domain, power of taxation and police power. It also concerns to the relation among the authorities and individual inside the institution. International law is traditionally defined as the law between sovereign nation-states, hereinafter, states, especially within the context of the laws of war, peace and security, and protection of territories. And its main objective based on the preamble of United Nation preamble "to establish conditions under which justice and respect for the obligations arising from treaties and other sources of international law can be maintained".
But the dilemma arises which should prevail, municipal law or international law? Base on the book of Malanczuk, Brownlie, Shaw, Bledsoe & Boczek there are two theories the first one is the dualist theory which International law and municipal law are considered two separate legal systems which exist independently of each other. Each of these two systems regulates different subject matters, function on different levels, and each is dominant in its subject. While the other one is the monist theory this upholds the unity of all law, regards International Law and national law as forming part of the same legal system. It considered that both laws are based
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