This Essay attempts to give globalization an ideology and suggests that global identity and allegiance will use the law to establish these ideals. It argues that the principal tool will be extensions via the legal device of human rights--an individual's human right to globalization. This Essay also argues that national allegiance and globalization cannot stand together. Today, national allegiance is an anachronism and simply wrong. In the past, it was, in many cases, considered a virtue and resulted often in the highest individual self-sacrifice for the common good. Human rights to globalization, it is argued, entail at least the following rights: to international security; to trade across national borders; to non-partisan dispute settlement that is incorporated across borders; to free movement of persons across borders; and to hold dual or multiple nationality.
Michael D. Pendleton,
A New Human Right--the Right to Globalization,
22 Fordham Int'l L.J. 2052
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