international law

international law
international law n: a body of laws, rules, or legal principles that are based on custom, treaties, or legislation and that control or affect the rights and duties of nations in relation to each other compare internal law

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

international law
The body of law that governs relations between different countries, composed of custom and practice, rules and statutes, international treaties, and other sources.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.

international law
the law applicable to the relations between nations and, to an extent, their internal conduct insofar as the subject of rules of international law. It also applies to other bodies that have international personality. The rules of law are found in treaties, conventions, rules of international customary law, and general principles of law recognised by civilised nations. Subsidiary means for the determination of rules are judicial decisions and the teachings of the most qualified publicists of the various nations. Its status as a binding form of 'real law' is still debated as a matter of legal theory. The active role of the United Nations (UN) in the second half of the last century and the work of the International Court of Justice provide the traditional look of a legal system. International law has expanded both in terms of the number of participants (there are now 189 members of the UN) and subject matter. Traditionally, the rules of warfare and diplomatic relations formed substantive international law, but it now covers wider aspects of international relations including, most famously, peacekeeping. Its perpetual weakness is that it can often be interpreted as the law of the strongest.

Collins dictionary of law. . 2001.

international law
While there is no one, specific body of international law, the term is taken to mean the collection of treaties, customs, and multilateral agreements governing the interaction of nations and multinational businesses or nongovernmental organizations.
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Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

international law
n. The entire body of rights and responsibilities existing between nations, including treaties and customs.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.

international law
The body of law that governs the legal relations between or among states or nations.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.

international law
The body of law that governs the legal relations between or among states or nations.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

international law
   treaties between countries; multi-lateral agreements; some commissions covering particular subjects, such as whaling or copyrights; procedures and precedents of the International Court of Justice ("World Court") which only has jurisdiction when countries agree to appear; the United Nations Charter; and custom. However, there is no specific body of law which governs the interaction of all nations.
   See also: World Court

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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