World Conferences, International Norms, Global Environment, Earth Summit 1992
International Law | International Relations | Law
As long as we understand that world conferences only address problems, we will not be disappointed in them. We will only be disappointed if we think that a world conference is supposed to solve problems. Is there any point in getting a lot of people together, at great expense, just to address a problem without any prospect of solving it? My answer is a qualified yes. A world conference is a cultural artifact. It has an impact upon our collective sense of civilization.
D'Amato, Anthony, "World Conferences and the Cheapening of International Norms" (2010). Faculty Working Papers. Paper 96.