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Customary International Law

Does customary international law really matter in protecting human rights, and if so how? This was the theme of a panel at International Law Weekend in New York on October 20, 2018. International Law Weekend is an annual conference organized by the American Branch of the International Law Association. The panel was sponsored by the American Branch’s Committee on the Formation of Customary International Law, of which Brian D. Lepard, our first author, served as chair. This blog symposium is inspired by presentations made during that conference.

Our hope is that this symposium will expand an important discussion of how and why customary international law today matters in protecting the human rights of all human beings.

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