How to Identify Customary International Law? – On the Final Outcome of the Work of the International Law Commission (2018)

KFG Working Paper Series, No. 37, Berlin Potsdam Research Group “The International Rule of Law – Rise or Decline?”, June 2019

22 Pages Posted: 11 Jun 2019

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Georg Nolte

Humboldt University Berlin

Date Written: June 2019

Abstract

How to identify customary international law is an important question of international law. The International Law Commission has in 2018 adopted a set of sixteen conclusions, together with commentaries, on this topic. The paper consists of three parts: First, the reasons are discussed why the Commission came to work on the topic “Identification of customary international law”. Then, some of its conclusions are highlighted. Finally, the outcome of the work of the Commission is placed in a general context, before concluding.

Suggested Citation

Nolte, Georg, How to Identify Customary International Law? – On the Final Outcome of the Work of the International Law Commission (2018) (June 2019). KFG Working Paper Series, No. 37, Berlin Potsdam Research Group “The International Rule of Law – Rise or Decline?”, June 2019 . Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3402384 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3402384

Georg Nolte (Contact Author)

Humboldt University Berlin ( email )

Unter den Linden 6
Berlin, Berlin 10099
Germany

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