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I General Principles and Sources of Law, Division B: Sources Of Law, Ch.III: Custom

From: The Law and Procedure of the International Court of Justice: Fifty Years of Jurisprudence Volume II

Hugh Thirlway

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2023. All Rights Reserved.date: 20 April 2024

International courts and tribunals, decisions — Applicable law — Customary international law — Opinio juris
Custom, that unwritten law, By which the people keep even kings in awe. D’Avenant, Circe (1677), Act 2, Sc 3 The use by the Court, remarked on in the earlier article in this series,410 of the expression ‘general international law’, without a clear indication whether reference is being made to customary law, to general principles of law, or to some other kind of law, does not appear to have continued into recent years.411 A recent commentary412 on the concept of ‘general international law’ listed, as examples of the usage in decisions of the Court, nothing...
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