“What Is The Purpose Of Public International Law If There Are No Effective Enforcement Mechanisms To Apply It?” (Quora)
Michael Laitman, On Quora: “What is the purpose of public international law if there are no effective enforcement mechanisms to apply it?“
Today, international law is in the hands of speculating politicians who use it for their egoistic goals. The solution to this problem can take place on condition that we change our social values to altruistic ones. With such a shift, we can affect positive change in relationships between people and between countries. Doing so will impact a fundamental shift in our increasingly malevolent attitudes to each other to positive connections. It is necessary for altruistic values to be the foundation for all international agreements.
Of course, there is no just international law today, and therefore there are also no effective mechanisms to apply it. Only on condition that it will be altruistic and directed at humanity’s benefit, that humanity will want such laws and governance to become implemented, and will understand the need for them, will a worldwide form of governance emerge.
Today, we also discover that the UN fails to fulfill its task. It cannot do so, as it is like a toy, a means, in the hands of politicians, and it fails to carry out what we had counted on and hoped for in the past. We could form a thousand more international organizations, whether altruistic or egoistic ones, and governments—but the same situation will continue until we change their foundation: a transformation for them to be for humanity’s benefit, fortified by the understanding of the general law of nature.
Based on a Q&A with Kabbalist Dr. Michael Laitman on September 9, 2006. Written/edited by students of Kabbalist Dr. Michael Laitman.