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1 Prosper Weil, Vers une normativité relative en droit international?, RGDIP 1982, 5–47.

2 The first edition of his famous Droit administratif was published in 1964, and re-published since then.

3 See Prosper Weil et al., Les Grands Arrêts de la Jurisprudence Administrative (1st ed. 1956).

4 See Prosper Weil, Towards Relative Normativity in International Law?, 77 AJIL 413, 415–17 (1983).

5 Michel Virally, L'Organisation Mondiale (1972).

6 See Pierre-Marie Dupuy, A Transatlantic Friendship: René-Jean Dupuy and Wolfgang Friedmann, 22 EJIL 401–06 (2011); Rene-Jean Dupuy, Droit déclaratoire et droit programmatoire: de la coutume sauvage à la soft law, in L'Elaboration du Droit International (1975), translated in Declarations and Principles: A Quest for Universal Peace 237 (R.J. Akkerman et al. eds., 1977).

7 Georges Abi-Saab, L’éloge du “droit assourdi”, Quelques réflexions sur le rôle de la soft law en droit international contemporain, in Nouveaux Itinéraires en Droit, Essays in Honor of Francois Rigaux 59 (1993).

8 Wolfgang Friedmann, The Changing Structure of International Law (1964).

9 Oscar Schachter, International Law in Theory and Practice: General Course of International Law, 178 Recueil des Cours (1982), in particular 110–32.

10 See Prosper Weil, Le droit international en quête de son identité: cours général de droit international public, 237 R.C.A.D.I. (1992-VI).

11 See Pierre-Marie Dupuy, Précis de Droit International (14th ed. 2018).

12 See Pierre-Marie Dupuy, L'unité de l'ordre juridique international: Cours général de droit international public, Hague Academy of International Law, 287 R.C.A.D.I. (2002).

13 See Pierre-Marie Dupuy, Some Reflections on Contemporary International Law and the Appeal to Universal Values: A Response to Marti Koskenniemi, 16 EJIL 131 (2005).

14 See Bin Cheng, Custom: The Future of General State Practice in a Divided World, in The Structure and Process of International Law 515 (Ronald St. J. MacDonald & Douglas Johnston eds., 1983).

15 See Jorge Castaneda, Legal Effects of UN Resolutions (1970).

16 Weil, supra note 4, at 414.

17 See supra note 8.

18 See supra note 12, at 265–314.

19 See Ferdinand Tönnies,Gemeinschaft und Gesellschaft (1887).

20 See supra note 11; see also Jean Salmond, The Device of Fiction in Public International Law, 4 Ga. J. Int'l & Comp. L. 251–77 (1974).

21 See Dupuy, supra note 12, at 59–66.

22 Armed Activities on the Territory of Congo (New Application 2002) (Dem. Rep. Congo v. Uganda), 2006 ICJ Rep. 6, paras. 64 and 125 (Feb. 3).

23 Corfu Channel (U.K. v. Alb.), Merits, 1949 ICJ Rep. 22 (Apr. 9).

24 Military and Paramilitary Activities in and Against Nicaragua (Nicar. v. U.S.), Merits, 1986 ICJ Rep. 14, para. 215 (June 27).

25 Legality of the Threat or Use of Nuclear Weapons, Advisory Opinion, 1996 ICJ Rep. 226, para. 77 (July 8).

26 In the words of the Court, to disregard these obligations would be “to undermine the edifice of law carefully constructed by mankind over a period of centuries, the maintenance of which is vital for the security and well-being of the complex international community of the present day, to which it is more essential than ever that the rules developed to ensure the ordered progress of relations between its members should be constantly and scrupulously respected.” Diplomatic and Consular Staff in Tehran (U.S. v. Iran), Questions of Jurisdiction and/or Admissibility, 1980 ICJ Rep. 3, para. 92 (May 24).

27 Pulp Mills on the River Uruguay (Arg. v. Uru.), Merits, 2010 ICJ Rep. 14, para. 193 (Apr. 20).

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