International law

International law is a set of legal norms that regulate relations between individual states, between states and international organizations, and, exceptionally, also between states and individuals. Sources of international law include international treaties, international customs, general principles of law, case law and doctrine, but also unilateral legal acts of states. In practice, a number of branches of international law can be distinguished, such as human rights, international humanitarian law (the law of armed conflict), international criminal law, international investment law or the sea law. The IIR deals with both the current developments of individual areas of international law and the consequences of such developments for relations between states.