Custom and the Effect on International Law
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This paper discusses custom and how it relates to international law. The paper finds that custom laws are extremely relevant in international law because they make it possible for various societies to maintain agreeable relations with one another. Also, customs go beyond the scope of voluntary law to help regulate situations for which laws have not yet been set. The paper also discusses the International Court of Justice. It finds that the Court has not been effective, primarily because the United States, a prominent member of the United Nations, has removed its ICJ jurisdiction.
From the Paper:"Custom covers the scope of international law where rules go undisputed and become the generally accepted law, but can change when states choose to reject them. Custom revolves around the societal and international norms that are in place, maintain their power by widespread public and political acceptance, and thus can be changed or rejected when they conflict with another equally universal but contradictory norm."
Sample of Sources Used:
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- Leira, Halvard. "At the Crossroads: Justus Lipsius and the Early Modern Development of International Law" (2007). Leiden Journal of International Law, 20(1), 65-88.
- Prakash, Saikrishna. The Constitutional Status of Customary International Law" (2006). Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy, 30(1), 65-71
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