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date: 13 December 2019

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This chapter analyses the history of Article 38 of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) Statute. It also seeks to reflect on the Article’s current status. The main focus of this chapter is to look at sources of international law through the prism of their historical development, including potential ‘new’ sources (acts of international organizations, unilateral acts of States, soft law) which have emerged long after the twelve ‘wise men’ of the Advisory Committee of Jurists had completed their task of drafting Article 38. The chapter also deals with the ‘classical’ sources of international law, such as customary international law and general principles of law. It takes into account how various courts and tribunals approach these sources.

Keywords: International Court of Justice (ICJ), Soft law, Unilateral acts, General principles of international law, International courts and tribunals, procedure

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