The function of Opinio Juris in customary international law

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Abstract

Th is article claims that the requirement of opinio juris in the formation of customary international law means that a general practice must be generally accepted among states to become customary law. Th e article argues that opinio juris serves an important function. It prevents generally unwanted general practice from becoming customary law.

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  • Law

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  • source of law, customary international law, general practice of states, opinion juris, sui generis, allmän rättslära, jurisprudence
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)327-339
JournalNordic Journal of International Law
Volume81
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Publication categoryResearch
Peer-reviewedYes