Master’s thesis in the branch of human rights law on the customary international rule and its role in establishing international humanitarian law
On Sunday, August 6, 2023, the Human Rights Law Branch at the Faculty of Law at the University discussed a master’s thesis on the international customary rule and its role in establishing international humanitarian law, part of which was attended by Assistant Professor Dr. Wissam Nemat Ibrahim Al-Saadi, Dean of the Faculty, and a number of faculty members and teachers.
The thesis submitted by the student Mahmoud Awad Ali in the branch of human rights law dealt with international customary rules, which are one of the most important sources of public international law and the oldest according to Article 38 of the Statute of the International Court of Justice. Including many of its convention rules, it also has a role in expanding the mandatory character of the rules of international treaties and making them include non-member states.This is an exception to the original rule that treaties are binding only on ratifying States.
The letter aims to show that customary international rules are historically the oldest sources of international rule, which according to Article 38 of the Statute of the International Court of Justice is second only to treaties and that these international customary rules are a source of a large set of rules that constituted the largest part of the recognized rules of international law.
The discussion committee was headed by Prof. Dr. Sergeant Muhammad Jassim and the membership of Assistant Professor Dr. Suhad Abdul Jamal Abdul Karim and teacher Dr. Faris Muhammad Hussein, and the membership and supervision of Assistant Professor Dr. Ziad Abdul Wahab Abdullah.