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International Law

Sources: Treaties

Sources: Treaties

Learn how treaties, seemingly the most straightforward sources of international law, are created, interpreted, and terminated.

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This video examines the role of treaties in international law. We’ll consider their status as a source of law, how they’re created, the rules of interpretation, and how they’re terminated.

I.               Source of Law

International law draws on four sources. They’re treaties, customary law, the legal principles found across jurisdictions, and the writings of international scholars and jurists. Treaties are among the most...