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

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Andrew D. Mitchell

University of Melbourne - Law School

Date Written: 2009

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Mitchell, Andrew D., Sources and Methodology of International Law (2009). in Andrew Mitchell and Jenny Beard (eds), International Law – In Principle (Sydney: Thomson, 2009) 23–42 (ISBN 9780455225692).. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2664988

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