Part I Contents, History, and Structure of International Economic Law, IV The Legal Sources of International Economic Law
- International trade — General principles of international law — Customary international law
Public international law still constitutes an order of States and other traditional subjects of international law such as international organizations. Nevertheless, since the end of the Second World War, the growing protection of human rights and of investors has strengthened the position of private actors (individuals and corporate entities). Article 38(1) of the Statute of the International Court of Justice enumerates the widely recognized sources of public international law: Rights established under international law (eg for foreign private investors) are...