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International Law as the Law of Domestic Governance: China’s Propositions and Institutional Practice

Social Sciences in China

Vol. 38, No. 3, 2017

 

SPECIAL ISSUE: RULE OF LAW—CHINA AND THE WORLD

 

International Law as the Law of Domestic Governance: China’s

Propositions and Institutional Practice

(Abstract)

 

Gu Zuxue

 

Like domestic law, international law can be used in domestic governance, where it can become an important instrument assisting China’s Party and government to rule the country and manage state affairs. Incorporating part of international law into domestic law and comprehensively advancing the rule of law in accord with the principle of national sovereignty demonstrate the openness and international vision of China’s rule of law construction. Translating these propositions into concrete institutional practice will be of vital significance for improving the socialist rule of law with Chinese characteristics, advancing the international rule of law and promoting world peace.

 

Keywords: international law, governing the country under rule of law, acceptance of International Law, application of international treaties