Characteristics Of International Law

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Law reflects the nature of the society it governs. To understand the nature and characteristics of any legal system, one has to understand the nature and characteristics of the society that the law governs. Law is a normative system that regulates the relationship of persons with organized enforcement.Law reflects the nature of the society it governs. To understand the nature and characteristics of any legal system, one has to understand the nature and characteristics of the society that the law governs. Law is a normative system that regulates the relationship of persons with organized enforcement. A. INTERNATIONAL LAW /// International law is a legal system that regulates international relations, especially those of states and international organizations. The nature and characteristics of international law reflects the nature and characteristics of the international community. To understand international law we need to understand international community. SOURCES OF INTERNATIONAL LAW They can be separated into 3 major sources: Treaties/Conventions, Customary International Law (CIL), General Principles of Law (GPL) and 2 subsidiary sources: Judicial Decisions/academic opinions and State practice and Unilateral acts of subjects of international law. Treaties International relations have to sign Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties (VCLT-1969). According to VCLT-1969, Art. 2 (1a) stated "treaty" means an international agreement concluded between States in written form
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