The Sources of International Law

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The question of what is, and what is not, part of international law is of course fundamental. Traditionally, treaties between states and custom (state practice) have been seen as the primary means by which international law is created. These two sources, along with the `general principles of law', are specified in the Statute of the International Court of Justice (Article 38), and this text has long been treated as generally authoritative. However, whether this is still an adequate definition of the sources of international law, and how they may operate in modern international society, has been questioned in significant ways. Taking Article 38 ICJ Statute as starting-point, this book provides a careful assessment of all the recognised, or asserted, sources of international law. Among the issues considered are: the impact of ethical principles on the creation of international law; the existence of peremptory norms (those of jus cogens), and whether they coule into being through the came sources as other norms; the place of these, and of norms involving rights and obligations erga omnes, in the operation of international legal relationships; the definition and vole of 'general principles of law'; whether any of international law's sub-disciplines involve the application of additional sources; and the continuously evolving relationship between treaty-based law and customary international law. Re-examining the traditional model, the work takes account of the increasing role of international jurisprudence, and looks at international organisations and non-state actors as potential new sources of international law. The book provides a perfect introduction to the law of sources, as well as innovative perspectives on new developments, making it essential reading for anyone studying or working in any field of international law.

Hugh Thirlway is a former Principal Legal Secretary of the International Court of Justice, and former Professor of International Law at the Graduate Institute of International Studies in Geneva.
ISBN13 978-0-19-968540-0
EAN 9780199685400
Titre The Sources of International Law
Date de parution 15/05/2014
Nombre de pages 240
Type d'ouvrage Colloques, études et rapports
Support Livre
Langue Anglais
Auteur(s) Hugh Thirlway
Editeur / Collection / Sous-collection Oxford University Press / Foundations of Public International Law
Thème Droit > Droit international et étranger > Autres ouvrages
Thème secondaire Droit > Théorie / Sociologie / Histoire / Philosophie / Histoire du droit > Sources du droit
Format Papier