international law

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On December 11, 1990, the United Kingdom and Respondent Argentina signed the Bilateral Investment Treaty (“BIT”). See Republic of Arg. v. BG Group PLC, 665 F.3d 1363, 1366 (D.C. Cir. 2012). The purpose of the treaty was to promote foreign...

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Bilateral investment treaties (or, BITs) are international agreements establishing the terms and conditions for private investment by nationals and companies of one state in another state.

The first generation of these treaties were Friendship,...

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Conventional international law is the body of international legal principles contained in treaties versus customary international law or other sources of international law.

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Customary international law is one component of international law. Customary international law refers to international obligations arising from established international practices, as opposed to obligations arising from formal written...

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Diplomatic law is a field of international law concerning the practice of diplomacy, and the rights and obligations of state representatives on the territory of other states. The broad corpus of diplomatic law derives from one of the oldest principles...

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Genocide is one of the greatest crimes under international law, often called the "crime of crimes" after the Nuremburg Trials. According to Article 2 of the 1948 United Nations Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide...

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The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) was established in 1957 to provide assistance to states interested in developing atomic energy. The goal of the IAEA is to establish a system of inspection and control to ensure, inter alia, that the aid...

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International Bank of Reconstruction and Development was established in 1944 as the original intritution of the World Bank group. Its aim is to reduce poverty in middle-income and creditworthy poorer countries by promoting sustainable development...

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International conventions are treaties or agreements between countries. "International convention" is often used interchangeably with terms like "international treaty," "international agreement," "compact," or "contract between states."

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The International Court of Justice (ICJ) is one of the constituent organs of the United Nations system. According to Article 92 of the UN Charter, all UN members are automatically state parties to the Statute of the ICJ.

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