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Legal and moral systems in Asian customary law: The legacy

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SHAW QC, INTERNATIONAL LAW, Sixth edition (CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS 2008) p. 70. 2. http://www.icj-cij.org/documents/index.php?p1=4&p2=2&p3=0#CHAPTER_II Some scholars categorised distinctions in this provision so that international conventions, custom and the general principles of law are described as the three exclusive law-creating processes while judicial decisions and academic writings are regarded as law-determining agencies, dealing with the verification of alleged rules.

Pages: 456

Publisher: Chinese Materials Center (1978)

ISBN: 0896445240

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