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international law

n.
The set of laws that govern relations between countries, as established by custom and agreement. Also called law of nations.

international law

n
(Law) the body of rules generally recognized by civilized nations as governing their conduct towards each other and towards each other's subjects

in′terna′tional law′


n.
the body of rules that nations generally recognize as binding in their conduct toward one another.
[1830–40]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.international law - the body of laws governing relations between nations
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
admiralty law, marine law, maritime law - the branch of international law that deals with territorial and international waters or with shipping or with ocean fishery etc.
civil law - the body of laws established by a state or nation for its own regulation
Translations

international law

nVölkerrecht nt, → internationales Recht
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It then explores whether non-state conduct can be regulated with the purpose of protecting human dignity, how this can be done, and the conditions of the creation of non-state duties and legal burdens, addressing issues of legal subjectivity, sources of international law, and the types of human rights obligations non-state actors can have, as well as aspects of non-state responsibility and the right to full reparations of victims, ending with discussion of which strategies can be used together.
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3) Predominantly, Article 38(1)(b) of the International Court of Justice Statute lists customary international law as one of the sources of international law while noting "international custom[] as evidence of a general practice accepted as law.
Treaties, custom, and general principles are the three main sources of international law.
2) Particularly relevant to my subject today, Charney had a special interest in the sources of international law, including customary international law and the role of international organizations.
Following a very brief introduction to the sources of international law, Part II explains how jurisdiction is established in contentious cases and advisory proceedings.
Moreover, the book provides an international law chronology and a guide to electronic sources of international law, organized as a law library, in order to help scholars to find useful materials accessible on the internet in particular topics of their researches: international conventions, international custom, general principles of law, judicial decisions and teachings of publicists, guides, encyclopedias and digests.
Adopting a classical legal methodology, she pursues the answer by examining three issues: the conventional meaning of the right to self-determination of peoples, the extent to which a legal entitlement to remedial secession has emerged under sources of international law other than custom, and the extent to which an entitlement to remedial secession has emerged under customary international law.
There, a new generation of Chinese academics inter alia studied and translated sources of international law (Svarverud 2004; 2007).
128) With the exception of consensus, these methods are included in Article 38(1)(a)-(c) of the Statute of the International Court of Justice ("ICJ"), which is generally regarded as the most authoritative statement on sources of international law.
Kraska analyzes the sources of international law that states may invoke as a legal basis for boarding foreign-flagged ships in time of peace.
As a member of the UN, the Republic of South Sudan has reaffirmed its faith in fundamental human rights and has committed itself to the pursuit of justice and respect for obligations arising from treaties and other sources of international law.