Sources and Methodology of International Law
in Andrew Mitchell and Jenny Beard (eds), International Law – In Principle (Sydney: Thomson, 2009) 23–42 (ISBN 9780455225692).
Posted: 28 Sep 2015
Date Written: 2009
This chapter discusses what the sources of international law are and the methods by which they are created; how treaties provide a source of law; the requirements of customary international law; how general principles of law are used by international courts; the significance of judicial decisions and the writings of qualified publicists; and the role of international institutions and soft law.
Keywords: international law, sources of international law, treaty, customary international law, general principles of law, international institutions, soft law
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