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International Practicum 2017

This guide is designed to assist Prof. Giorgetti's International Practicum class in researching sources related to the International Court of Justice, the International Centre for Dispute Settlement, and the United Nations.

Sources of International Law

Article 38 of the Statute of the International Court of Justice dictates sources of international law...

a. international conventions, whether general or particular, establishing rules expressly recognized by the contesting states;

b. international custom, as evidence of a general practice accepted as law;

c. the general principles of law recognized by civilized nations;

d. subject to the provisions of Article 59, judicial decisions and the teachings of the most highly qualified publicists of the various nations, as subsidiary means for the determination of rules of law.

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