Customary humanitarian law today : from the academy to the courtroom
The Oxford handbook of international law in armed conflict
Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2014
Today, customary international law has effectively moved from the domain of academia to the courtroom. Customary international law now comes up in almost every international court and tribunal, in almost every case, and frequently has an impact on the outcome. International courts ranging from the ICJ, the Iran-United States Claims Tribunal, and the ICSID arbitral tribunals to the regional human rights courts have pronounced on important issues of customary international law in recent years. The author believe it is in the international criminal tribunals - particularly in the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (!CTY) - that the jurisprudence on customary international law has been most rich.