Part I Preliminary Topics, 2 The Sources of International Law
James R Crawford
- Customary international law — Opinio juris — Arbitral tribunals — International courts and tribunals, decisions
This chapter discusses the sources of international law, as reflected in Article 38 of the Statute of the International Court of Justice, and covers international custom, treaties, general principles of law, and judicial decisions. It also describes other material sources: the conclusions of international conferences, resolutions of the UN General Assembly, the writings of publicists, and codification and the work of the International Law Commission, concluding with other considerations applicable in judicial reasoning.