International Law Importance

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International law is important to uphold the standards of the world as a whole and peacefully settle disputes among the nations this world, but has failed to enforce any real changes in major areas, such as refugees and asylum seekers. United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi, has stated, “The Australian government’s decision to deny [asylum seekers ability to enter Australia] is contrary to the fundamental principles of family unity and refugee protection, and to common decency.”
In the law, both national and international, there are structures, agreements, treaties and declarations to ensure the safety and effectiveness of human rights to all international citizens. However, as not all international laws and treaties can be enforced, issues have arisen regarding the treatment of refugees and asylum seekers within Australia’s borders.
The United Nations (UN) is an international organisation, established on the 24th October 1945, that focuses primarily on world peace and the prevention of another world war. Composed of multiple sections, the UN has 193 member-nations that contribute to the various councils, known as organs, and resources of the UN. The General Assembly is the main organ of the organisation, making decisions and policies regarding international law. The Security council is responsible for upholding international peace and security. This organ has five permanent members (China, France, Russia, United Kingdom, and the United States of

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