In International law, the subjects, unlike that of national law, are the nation-states themselves. In this way, can we say that in temporal law here, there being no higher power, must be horizontal here rather than the vertical form it takes within a nation-state. Then we ought to consider nation-states in toto, as the de facto legislature, even if not de jure; that is in customary and positive law, as opposed to law itself.
Q. Is this an accurate description of how international law differed from domestic law in nation-states?