State practice

Filed Under: International Law

2 definitions found for this term.
Definitions are presented in the order source books were published (most recent first).

The actions of states evincing the existence of a custom, including physical acts, claims, abstract declarations, domestic laws, and omissions. Required to prove the existence of a rule of customary international law.


A pattern of behaviour by states which, if accompanied by a conviction by those states that their behaviour is required as a matter of law, may give rise to customary international law.

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