Custom in Present international Law

Custom in Present international Law : Second Revised Edition

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The main points discussed in the book include the requirements and the mechanism of international law formation, kinds of international customary rules, relation of customary rules to other kinds of rules of international law, the ascertaining of customary international law, and the basis of its binding force. This edition has been updated by considering the most representative practice and literature of the last 30 years. In this connection, some problems are more widely discussed than in the previous edition, eg the custom-generating effect of treaties and international organizations. The book is based on the principal idea that customary international law, being the most direct outcome of the international reality, should be interpreted primarily in the light of this reality. This work should be of interest to students and teachers of law and political science and scholars and practitioners concerned with international legal problems.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 194 pages
  • 171.45 x 254 x 19.05mm | 489.88g
  • Dordrecht, Netherlands
  • English
  • New edition
  • 2nd New edition
  • 0792320093
  • 9780792320098

Table of contents

The elements of international custom; formation of international custom; kinds of customary rules in international law; customary rules and other rules of international law; ascertaining customary rules of international law; the basis of the binding force of customary rules of international law. Appendix: drafts of subparagraph 1(b) of Art 38 of the Status of the International Court of Justice.
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