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1 International Law-Making

From: The Making of International Law

Alan Boyle, Christine Chinkin

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2023. All Rights Reserved.date: 03 March 2024

Subject(s):
UN Charter — UNCLOS (UN Convention on the Law of the Sea) — NGOs (Non-Governmental Organizations)
This book is about the constitutive processes1 of contemporary international law—how international law is made. It does not give an account of the traditional sources or theories of international law,2 but identifies the processes, participants and instruments employed in the making of international law. It examines the ‘mechanisms and procedures whereby new rules of law are created or old rules are amended or abrogated’.3 It does not do this through a structured methodology4 but offers an account of how international law-making responds to the demands of...
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