Customary International Law

Customary international law are those aspects of international law that derive from custom. Along with general principles of law and treaties, custom is considered by the International Court of Justice, jurists, the United Nations, and its member states to be among the primary sources of international law.

The vast majority of the world's governments accept in principle the existence of customary international law, although there are many differing opinions as to what rules are contained in it.

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Other Customary International Laws
... Other examples accepted or claimed as customary international law include the principle of non-refoulement and immunity of visiting foreign heads of state ...
War And Environmental Law - Customary International Law
... Customary international law also has something to say about protection of the environment during times of armed conflict and military activities ... respect international law providing protection for the environment in times of armed conflict and cooperate in its further development, as necessary." UN General Assembly Resolution 47/37 (1992 ...
Sources Of International Law - International Custom
... Article 38.1(b) of the ICJ Statute refers to "international custom" as a source of international law, specifically emphasizing the two requirements of state ... conviction of States that the consistent practice is required by a legal obligation), customary international law is differentiated from acts of comity by the presence of opinio juris (although in some ... Treaties have gradually displaced much customary international law ...
Sources Of International Law - Treaties As Law - Treaties As Custom
... Some treaties are the result of codifying existing customary law, such as laws governing the global commons, and jus ad bellum ... Relatively few such instruments have a sufficient number of parties to be regarded as international law in their own right ... their provisions being regarded as representing customary international law and, by this indirect route, as binding upon non-parties ...
Human Rights In The Gaza Strip - Human Rights Record in The Occupied Territories - Military and Security-related Activity - Targeted Killing
... that the legal context is a conflict “of an international character (international armed conflict) ... Therefore, the law that applies to the armed conflict between Israel and the terrorist organizations is the international law of armed conflicts.” The court decided ... targeted killing is prohibited according to customary international law, just as it cannot be determined in advance that every targeted killing is permissible according to customary ...

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