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LAW 328D - International Business Transactions

This research guide provides a selective listing of key resources to use to do research on a legal topic pertaining to international business law.

Customary Law

The objective in customary law is to find evidence of state practice by using sources such as:

  • records of a state's foreign relations and diplomatic practices, as set forth in official statements, diplomatic exchanges;
  • a state's domestic court decisions;
  • a state's internal legislation concerning its international obligations;
  • newspaper reports of actions taken by states, statements made by government spokesmen to Parliament, to the press, at international conferences; and
  • in resolutions, declarations & legislative acts of intergovernmental organizations.