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International Law

Customary International Law in the United States

Customary International Law in the United States

Learn about the status of customary international law in the US, how it is incorporated, and the limits of its application.

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In this lesson we’ll discuss the role of customary international law in the United States. We’ll examine the means by which it enters domestic law, and its relationship to other types of laws.

I.               Validity of Customary Law in the United States

The validity of customary international law within the United States has long been recognized. The Supreme Court even stated that quote, “international law is part of our...