International v. Transnational Legal Process: Pointing a Path to Trust?

In the theory of International Law, concepts of International (ILP) and Transnational Legal Process (TLP), developed at the end of the 20th century, see International Law as a process, and in this way, occupy a middle position between major schools of positive and natural law. One side, the ILP states the vital role of law and international institutions in the process of policy decisions in the international realm. In turn, the theory of TLP questions on what makes the states comply and intrust in the norms. The paper will analyse in a comparative approach the two corresponding theories through their practicality in International Law, ultimately exploring which of the concepts constructs the closest to modern reality system on the course of trust of states and society in international institutions and International Law in general.