Une participation sélective à l'ordre juridique international


Questions internationales

July-August 2008, n°32

Departments: Tax & Law

Selective Participation in an International Judicial Order - Leïla ChoukrouneChina's accession to the World Trade Organisation and its participation in United Nations peacekeeping missions seem to be recent signs of a Chinese will to participate in an international judicial order long perceived as imperialist and a threat to its sovereignty.This development is accompanied by a deep movement of reforms and assimilation of new judicial norms and practices, especially in trade. It could eventually favour the emergence of a new kind of rule of law. However Chinese participation in international law is still very selective, as is shown by the fact that Beijing pays little heed to the protection of the individual and the guarantee of his rights.