As Sparkey writes:
If the rule of law is to mean anything, then it must be enforced. Governments that pass laws that they can’t or don’t intend to enforce simply encourages – not deters – more crime. Those of you who seek UN approval and mandate remember this. Remember the way the UN is behaving here. Passing laws and resolutions that it really doesn’t have the will to enforce except on those who are most likely to obey them anyway.