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5 Law-Making Instruments

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: 02 December 2023

Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties — UNCLOS (UN Convention on the Law of the Sea)
Our task in this chapter is twofold. First, to explain how the instruments employed by international law-making processes evolve into international law. We develop the conclusion reached in Chapter 3 that multilateral processes promote law-making insofar as the instruments they adopt become generally binding, are translated into customary international law, or evidence general principles of law. The instruments which typically constitute the products of these multilateral processes include resolutions, conference declarations, and multilateral treaties and...
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