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The Basics of International Law
International Law

The Basics of International Law

Various types of international law exist. Some of them are customary laws, Treaties, and the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court. Others are the laws and rules that are binding among nations. In this article, we'll discuss the basics of each. In addition, we'll take a look at the UN General Assembly and the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court. And in case you are wondering, what are these two institutions? Treaties Treaties in international law are formal agreements between two parties. They can take various forms, and are typically comprised of a preamble and a series of articles, which specify the parties' obligations and responsibilities. Other provisions include the duration of the agreement, the terms of termination, reservations and exclusions, and ho...
The Basics of International Law
International Law

The Basics of International Law

International law is the body of rules and regulations that govern international relations. States must adhere to certain international norms in order to protect their interests and the safety of their citizens. The United Nations Charter and the four conventions of international law set forth the standards of conduct among states. In addition to these standards, every nation must respect the rights of its peoples. The article covers some of these principles. Here are some of the main ones: Hugo Grotius The legacy of Hugo Grotius, who wrote two influential books on international law, lies in his concept of statehood. His theory of statehood explained how states arise and how they maintain their identity. States were also conceived as part of an international society governed by a se...