Ulfstein: International Law Is a Legal System, Not Just Politics

Professor Geir Ulfstein has written an op-ed published in today's edition of Dagens næringsliv. The op-ed, with the title "international law is a legal system, not merely politics" [Folkeretten er et rettssystem, ikke bare politikk], is a reply to an op-ed by professor Janne Haaland Matlary published on 24 February.

PluriCourts director Geir Ulfstein has written an op-ed published in Dagens næringsliv on 26 February. In the op-ed Ulfstein argues against political science professor Janne Haaland Matlary, who in an earlier op-ed criticized the United Nations and international law for being used as a tool to dominate the Norwegian public debate.

In the op-ed Ulfstein argues that international law is a legal system in which not every interpretation is of equal worth. There are good reasons to listen to the opinions of the United Nations as well as the judgements of international courts, Ulfstein states.

Read the op-ed at Dagens næringsliv (in Norwegian).

Published Feb. 26, 2016 12:29 PM - Last modified Feb. 26, 2016 12:29 PM