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What comprises international Law
International law is comprised of:
- international treaties, conventions and their preparatory documents or "travaux preparatoire"
- the general principles as codified by the International Law Commission
- custom, as found in newspapers, hansards, government reports, statements at international conferences, national laws
- international judicial decisions and decisions of national courts
- scholarly writings as found in texts, treatises, articles and commentary
Consult the Statute of the International Court of Justice, Article 38
Yearbook of International Organizations
The Yearbook includes detailed descriptions of international organizations, and also includes relationships and cross-links with other listed international organizations. In addition, biographical information is provided on principal officers, as well as bibliographical information on the organization's main publications and information services.