General Principles

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Author: Craig Eggett

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A. Introduction[edit | edit source]

B. Historical Background[edit | edit source]

I. Early Practice[edit | edit source]

II. The Drafting of the PCIJ Statute[edit | edit source]

III. Overview of the Practice of the PCIJ and ICJ[edit | edit source]

C. The Nature of General Principles[edit | edit source]

I. Rules and Principles in International Law[edit | edit source]

II. The Relationship between General Principles and other International Norms[edit | edit source]

D. The Creation of General Principles[edit | edit source]

I. Ascertainment of Unwritten Rules[edit | edit source]

II. Relevant Actors: Replacing "Civilized Nations"[edit | edit source]

III. Comparative Reasoning in the Determination of General Principles[edit | edit source]

E. The Functions of General Principles[edit | edit source]

I. Facilitating International Adjudication[edit | edit source]

II. Fostering Coherence and Regulating Change[edit | edit source]

III. Pushing the Boundaries of International Law[edit | edit source]

F. Concluding Remarks[edit | edit source]

Further Readings[edit | edit source]

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Conclusion[edit | edit source]

  • Summary I
  • Summary II

Table of Contents[edit source]

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Part I - History, Theory, and Methods

Part II - General International Law

Part III - Specialized Fields

Footnotes[edit source]

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