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International & Foreign Law Legal Research

Sources of International Law - Introduction

Sources of International Law are established by Article 38 of the Statute of the International Court of Justice:

  1. International Conventions / Treaties

  2. International Custom

  3. General Principles of Law Recognized by Civilized Nations

  4. Judicial decisions and teachings of the most highly qualified publicists of the various nations, as subsidiary means for the determination of rules of law