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The Global South has always displayed a spirit of third-world solidarity despite stiff resistance from the developed countries. However, the Global South needs to intensify the normative battle to correct the structural inequalities in euro-centric international law to better reflect its concerns. Examine

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4. The Global South has always displayed a spirit of third-world solidarity despite stiff resistance from the developed countries. However, the Global South needs to intensify the normative battle to correct the structural inequalities in euro-centric international law to better reflect its concerns. Examine (250 words)

Difficulty level: Tough

Reference: The Hindu

Why the question:

The ‘Voice of the Global South’ summit that India recently organised bringing together 120-odd developing countries is a commendable step. This will add moral heft to India’s G-20 presidency. In today’s multi-polar world, where the boundaries between the Global North and South are getting blurred due to the realignment of interests, this summit has brought back the focus on the Global South.

Key Demand of the question:

To write about the need of global south to correct the structural inequalities international law.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction: 

Begin by giving context.

Body:

Frist, write about how global south has displayed solidarity right since cold war era. Mention the steps and initiatives taken by the global south.

Next, write about the current world of rising challenges and structural inequalities in the international law and how global south can work towards addressing them. Elaborate upon – pandemic response, climate crisis preparedness, promoting food security and improving diasporic ties.

Conclusion:

Conclude by writing a way forward.