Learn all about international law with BBC Learning English.
What happens when your own country’s laws are different to international law? If you break the law, which legal system do you face? Learn more in this video, and find out why the Netherlands doesn’t have this issue.
0:00 What is international law?
0:11 The problem: What happens when national and international laws are different?
0:40 How the principle of ‘sovereignty’ affects law
0:55 What are ‘monist’ countries, like the Netherlands?
1:12 What are ‘dualist’ countries?