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Published: 28 May 2019

272 Pages

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780198841814

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The Sources of International Law

Second Edition

Hugh Thirlway

  • Provides a clear and accessible guide to the sources of international law
  • Comprehensively analyses the classic sources of international law as well as more controversial modern bases for international obligations, such as decisions by international organizations
  • Offers an invaluable resource for students of international law, as well as for practitioners and scholars needing to revisit the key principles underlying its sources
  • Written by one of the key authorities in the field, with more than 40 years' experience

New to this Edition:

  • Revised to reflect ongoing developments in the scholarship around customary law in particular
  • Takes into account the major study by the International Law Commission on The Identification of Customary International Law
  • Provides an up-to-date survey of the theories offering analyses of the sources-concept, which have proliferated since the previous edition

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