Summary: Based on the theoretical principles of “cosmopolitan law,” this case illustrates how international laws transcend national sovereignty and, in doing so, protect justice around the world.
Released: Filed Under: NCFCA Lincoln-Douglas
This article was written by Season 18 author Ciera Horton McElroy.
“Global Citizenship” asks the simple question: Is there ever a time when international laws should transcend national sovereignty? The answer is a humanitarian-based Negative case which advocates for the establishment of (globalist) international laws seeking to protect all people, regardless of their country of origin. Based on the theoretical principles of “cosmopolitan law,” this case illustrates how international laws transcend national sovereignty and, in doing so, protect justice around the world.
Especially in cases of tragedy or crimes against humanity, globalism acknowledges that international considerations are often more important than nationalism and national sovereignty. Nationalism, however, prioritizes citizens of one’s own country before anyone else, often neglecting the most in need.
Respond by considering how international laws even have political legitimacy.
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