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    • Customary international law

      This course gives an overview of the key sources for researching customary international law. It covers finding evidence of state practice in the records of states' foreign relations and diplomatic practice, and in legislation concerning international obligations; it also looks at researching the practice of UN bodies. 

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      Treaties and international conventions

      This course covers the fundamentals of treaty research; finding treaties, checking status and party information, understanding citations and tracing travaux preparatoires. It focuses on authoritative sources of treaties in print and online.

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    • OSCOLA

      This course provides a basic introduction to the OSCOLA rules for the citation of legal and other authorities.

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