In the minds of many people the concept of international law is a conflict in terms. This is a syndrome resulting from the notion of law which envisions an authoritarian enforcement system and a firmly institutionalized legal and political authority.
Goldie, Louis F.E.
"International Law and the World Community: The Meaning of Words, the Nature of Things, and the Face of the International Order,"
Naval War College Review: Vol. 24
, Article 4.
Available at: http://digital-commons.usnwc.edu/nwc-review/vol24/iss2/4