At the Intersection of International and Municipal Law: The Case of Commissioner Cole and the Wheat Export Authority
Author(s): Anne McNaughton
The global economy is becoming increasingly integrated thanks to developments in technology, the reduction of trade barriers and the increase in direct foreign investment, particularly in developing states. Law, in the broadest sense of that term, has not integrated in the same way. This is, in our view, demonstrated starkly by the Oil-for-Food scandal. The transference of obligation from international to domestic legal systems has been settled for a long time. Ascertaining at what level responsibility attaches for monitoring compliance, investigating cases of apparent non-compliance and, where necessary, imposing sanctions remains unsettled, as this case study demonstrates.
Research theme: Law, Governance and Development