Fragmentation of International Law
- Customary international law — Lex specialis — NGOs (Non-Governmental Organizations)
Published under the auspices of the Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law under the direction of Rüdiger Wolfrum.
1 The phenomenon of fragmentation of international law derives from the diversity of international law both in substance and procedure. As a Study Group of the International Law Commission (ILC) (‘ILC Study Group’; United Nations [UN]; International Law Commission [ILC]) recently noted: ‘This is the background to the concern about fragmentation of international law: the rise of specialized rules and rule-systems that have no clear relationship to each other. Answers to legal questions become dependent on whom you ask, what rule system is your focus on’ (Report of...