Introduction: Definition of Terms

Public International Law

Private International Law

Foreign Law and Comparative Law

Public International Law

Public international law governs the relationships between national governments and intergovernmental organizations. It regulates governments and intergovernmental organizations across national boundaries. The sources of international law (authority based on Article 38 of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) Statute) are:

Research Tip
For more information about the sources of public international law, take a look at one of the classic international law treatises.


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