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The Formation of Customary International Law (Volume 272)

(111,681 words)

Author(s): H. Mendelson, Maurice
H. Mendelson, Maurice Keywords: International customary law | Public international law | Mots clefs: Droit coutumier international | Droit international public | ABSTRACT Maurice Mendelson, professor at University College, London, insists in his course on the formation of customary international law on the fact that when we think of customary law-making in the international community, we should be thinking less of the modern legal process than of the customary domestic societies which existed everywhere in the past, but survive today for the most part only through the tolerance of the State. Professor Mendelson starts his course with an introductory chapter in wh…