The Alternative Order of International Administration

  • Douglas Howland

Abstract

International administrative law was intended to better facilitate international communications and trade. The first such unions—the International Telegraph Union of 1865 and the Universal Postal Union of 1874—were explicitly open to any polity with a telegraph or postal administration, respectively. States, semi-sovereigns, and colonies were welcome. In order to fulfill a union’s goals, each member was required to draft domestic legislation that would enable it to comply with the union treaty—protocols for prioritizing the transmission of telegrams, for example. The legislative autonomy associated with state sovereignty was confirmed as an extension of international administrative law, and Japan’s membership in some of these unions supported Japanese sovereign claims over the administration of technical systems within its territory.

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