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Like most legal systems, the function of international law is to provide for a system of maintenance, order and administration of rules and regulations between states and other actors. International law; however, does differ to that of local or domestic legal apparatus. Being a very broad system based upon the adaption, or ratification of treaties, conventions, declarations etc. by states thus binding those states and governments to the codification laws in those agreements. The codification of such agreements is quite broad, in that such agreements cover a wide variety of areas from diplomatic relations, free trade, law of the sea, air movements to how the Antarctic and space can be used. Both bilateral and multilateral agreements number in the thousands and contribute to providing a platform on how states deal with one another in the international arena.

Whilst contemporary international law remains state centric in fundamental respects, the traditional conception of enforcement has come to be both strengthened and widened in important ways. Arguably, a states’ self-help options – countermeasures to a isolation of their rights - no longer include forcible measures, except in the narrow circumstances of self-defence (Brunnee, 2005)

The development of international law has given rise to a system of international rules and obligations, though this has not always lead to compliance but the majority of states. It can be argued that international law allows for a system of governance that can enforce order and justice by and against states where and when required. This can be achieved through a number of mechanisms available to both individual states and institutional organizations, such as the United Nations and other bodies.
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...uses during its civil war have been vetoed by Russia, whom have a vested in the Syrian government. In action by the UN Security Council on the Syrian Civil War brings further legitimacy to the inability for international law to be enforced.

International is more power to the extent that it has suitable remedies for noncompliance and it is less law like to the extent that states are free to ignore it as they see fit (Brilmayar and Tesfalidet, 2012). Therefore the legitimacy of international law only equates to the States desire for enforcement of decisions to be bound on its leaders, government, institutions and citizens. If the State agrees to be bound and complies with decisions from the international bodies that they are a party to treaties and agreements, international law can be effective, as we will discuss.
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