international rules of the road


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international rules of the road

[¦in·tər¦nash·ən·əl ¦rülz əvthə ′rōd]
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In marine operations, international regulations for preventing collisions at sea.
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The WTO also holds the advantage of being able to negotiate uniform international rules of the road, so that traders do not have to navigate multiple differing and overlapping sets of rules.
He will say that we are making progress, including on capacity building to help all states tackle challenges in cyberspace, but that we have still not reached agreement on international rules of the road or a set of standards on behaviour.
In a January 29, 1998 address to National Defense University, Bill Clinton urged Americans to prepare for military action against Iraq as part of an effort "to write the international rules of the road for the 21st Century, protecting those who've joined the family of nations and isolating those who do not." Urging Americans to be "strong and tough and mature enough to recognize that even the best-prepared, best-equipped force will suffer losses in action," Clinton predicted that a military strike would soon be launched against Iraq to force Saddam to "comply with the ...
So when based on the International Rules of the Road, it had the privilege because it could not evade The ship was rammed," he said Friday.
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