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West's Business Law with Online Research Guide, 9th Edition

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INTERNATIONAL LAW International Law: The body of written and unwritten laws, including treaties, governing the relations between and among nations and between nations and the citizens of one or more other sovereign nations ( e.g. , the Geneva Convention on the Treatment of Prisoners of War, the Warsaw Convention on International Air Travel, the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade, the Nuclear Test Ban Treaty). National Law: The system of laws that govern rights and obligations of persons within a particular country. The various legal systems employed by the 200-plus nations of today’s world can be roughly characterized as either “civil” or “common” law systems. Key questions raised by international law, that are less present with respect to national law, are: (1) who will enforce the rights and obligations created by a particular international law; and (2) how will they enforce those rights and obligations? Ch. 53: International and Comparative Law - No. 1 West’s Business Law (9th ed.)
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SOURCES OF INTERNATIONAL LAW International law can arise from the following: International Customs: Practices that have evolved among nations in their relations with one another; Treaties: Formal agreements between two ( bilateral agreements ) or among several ( multilateral agreements ) countries that have been authorized or ratified by each country’s domestic government; International Organizations: Organizations of member nations, generally designed and conducted according to a treaty. Ch. 53: International and Comparative Law - No. 2 West’s Business Law (9th ed.)
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LEGAL PRINCIPLES AND DOCTRINES Comity: One nation’s deference to and willingness to enforce the laws and judicial decrees of another country, as long as those laws and decrees are consistent with the fundamental laws and public policy of the deferring nation. Act of State Doctrine:
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