Part IV Normative Development, Ch.19 Formation of Customary International Law and General Principles
Edited By: Daniel Bodansky, Jutta Brunnée, Ellen Hey
- Biodiversity — Customary international law — General principles of international law — Soft law — Opinio juris — Lex specialis — Exclusive economic zone
There exist a growing number of treaties dealing with many, if not all, aspects of the human environment (see Chapter 20 ‘Treaty Making and Treaty Evolution’). A good number of these agreements are currently in force. Over the last four decades, such instruments have combined to create a dense network of conventional obligations; nonetheless, the place and role of customary international law remains of great importance in practice for several reasons. 1 First, although they may be in force, many treaties remain for the most part unimplemented, or at best only...