Sources of International Law
Terms in this set (12)
Types of International Law
Treaties, Conventions and Declarations, Customary International Law, Legal Decisions, Legal Writings
An agreement internationally, concluded between states in written form and governed by international law.
Formal agreement between two states
Formal agreement between three or more states
Conventions and Declarations
A treaty which is agreed to and proclaimed by a large number of nations.
Usually regulate a particular aspect of international law
Are similar to conventions and usually a resolution of the UN
Customary International Law
Principles and procedures that have grown up through general usage to the point where they are accepted as being fair and right by the international community.
Principle of international law that may not be contradicted by any nations.
Any treaty that goes against customary law that is jus cogens.
Decisions by international organisations such as UN and International Court of Justice (ICJ)
Writings of international lawyers, judges or respected journalists and politicians that can be used as advisory notes by an ICJ judge.