Restatement of Foreign Relations
See also Section 103 (2) of the Restatement of the Law (Third), The Foreign Relations of the United States. The Restatement presents U.S. law as stated by the American Law Institute. B1 and Reserve KF395.A2 F63T3 1986.
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Statute of the ICJ, art. 38(1), sources of international law
1. The Court, whose function is to decide in accordance with international law such disputes as are submitted to it, shall apply:
a. international conventions, whether general or particular, establishing rules expressly recognized by the contesting states;
b. international custom, as evidence of a general practice accepted as law;
c. the general principles of law recognized by civilized nations;
d. subject to the provisions of Article 59, judicial decisions and the teachings of the most highly qualified publicists of the various nations, as subsidiary means for the determination of rules of law.
ICJ Statute: citation and commentary
The Statute of the International Court of Justice appears at the end of the Charter of the United Nations.
Citation example: Statute of the International Court of Justice, art. 38, para. 1.