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Implementation Of International Law In India: Role Of Judiciary

K. Swetha Praba, Sastra Deemed University

B Shruthi, Sastra Deemed University


There are several ways in which international law affects the domestic legal systems of different nations around the world. In countries that follow the "monist" school, the judiciary may refer to or apply international treaties.These agreements are referred to as self-executing. On the other hand, when it comes to the domestic application of international law, nations like India adhere to the "dualist" school of law. International accords do not, therefore, automatically become a part of Indian law. Where necessary, they must be included in the legal framework by legislation passed by the Parliament.The Indian judiciary is free to translate India's duties under international law into the national laws when rendering a verdict in a case involving international law concerns, despite the fact that it lacks the authority to pass legislation. In this regard, the Indian judicial system has taken the initiative to carry out India's commitments under international treaties, particularly in the areas of human rights and environmental law. In accordance with key constitutional provisions, this paper explores the judiciary's role in India's implementation of international law.


Indian Journal of Law and Legal Research

Abbreviation: IJLLR

ISSN: 2582-8878


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