Treaties as a Source of General Rules of International Law
41 Pages Posted: 4 Feb 2011
Date Written: January 31, 2011
Attempts a theoretical explanation of the power of treaties to extend their rules to nations not parties to them – to rationalize, in a nonpejorative use of that term, the Court's citation of the Bancroft treaties in Nottebohm and its use of treaty provisions in other cases – and to provide a basis for the continued use of the contents of treaties in assessing the requirements of international law. Thus this paper is basically argumentative – it attempts to state what the law ought to be by demonstrating that the law as it is logically compels the adoption of the present thesis.
Keywords: Treaties, International Law, Bancroft Treaties, Nottebohm Case, Asylum Case, Lotus Case
JEL Classification: K10, K19, K30, K33
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