Editorial: To qualify as an effective law, as opposed to merely an impressive declaration, a command must be backed ...

Nivens on February 13 at 07:57PM

Why not B?

Can you explain why b is not the right choice?

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Victoria on February 13 at 09:53PM

Hi @nivensdc

The editorial concludes that "international law" is not effective law.

Why? Because the power fo the police to enforce a society's laws makes those laws effective and there is no international police force.

Answer choice (B) is incorrect because it overlooks the possibility that there is another way to make international law effective.

Note that the editorial does not say that police are the only effective enforcement mechanism. It is entirely possible that fines could work just as effectively as police forces in backing up laws.

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