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public international law

Also called public law. the law governing the legal relations between independent states or nations and, increasingly, between these and individuals.
conflict of laws (def 2). Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • These provisions are recognized by the signatory Powers, as henceforth forming part of public international law.

    Stanley in Africa James P. Boyd
  • It is of the relations of states that public international law mainly treats.

    International Law

    George Grafton Wilson and George Fox Tucker
  • It is as an expounder of public international law that his name will be most widely cherished.

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