Relationship/conflict between national law and international law
The relationship between international and national law is one of the most fascinating, inconsistent, and complex issues that could come up in the context of the application of international law. It is constantly assumed that there is unavoidably some level of friction or contention between the spheres of international and national law. A number of critics argue that national law follows international law in the hierarchy of legal rules since international law legalizes the existence of a state. Conversely, others argue that international law does not have the maturity that enables it to take over and this is manifest in the existence of the state sovereignty and the need for the endorsement and integration of international treaties by the constitutional institutes in each state to stamp it as valid.