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Public International Law: A Beginner's Guide

General Principles

General principles of law are legal norms existing among the majority of nations. Enduring examples of general principles of law, typically followed in most jurisdictions, are the doctrines of good faith, estoppel, and equity. Researching general principles often requires taking a deeper look into the domestic laws of the nation or region you are interested in.

Below you will find a list of selected legal reference materials relating to general principles of law that are available in the Law Library's collection.

The following titles link to fuller bibliographic information in the Library of Congress Online Catalog. Links to additional digital content are provided when available.