What is International Law?
International law is the set of rules and regulations which govern relations between states and international organization (Public International Law) or between private persons in an international context (Private International Law). The norms of international law are made up of legal instruments ratified by several States: agreements, conventions, protocols and international treaties. They can be bilateral (between two States or International organizations) or multilateral (between several States). The signatory States undertake to apply these rules in their territory. International law can be divided into two main branches:
Private international law is the set of rules applicable to the relationships of private persons of a different nationality. Its purpose is to resolve conflicts of laws arising from relations between foreign persons, in particular, to know which law applies to the relationship and to deal with conflicts of jurisdiction. Public international law, the purpose of which is to regulate the relations existing between States or international organizations. It includes treaties, customary law, Principles of a general practice accepted as rules of law.
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Suggested citation: Dr. Abbas Poorhashemi, What is International Law?, Canadian Institute for International Law Expertise (CIFILE), June 07, 2020, https://cifile.org/2020/06/what-is-international-law/.