Principles of International Law

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PRINCIPLES OF INTERNATIONAL LAW

Principles treated as norms that are binding for all members of international organizations. The principles are divided into general and special.

General are principles that embody the most common norms of behavior of subjects and cover a wide range of international relations. General principles are based on natural laws of behavior, which consisted of public relations for centuries. The general principles include: o the principle of peaceful coexistence between states;

o the principle of sovereign equality of States;
o the principle of cooperation of States;
o the principle of voluntary compliance with international obligations; o the principle of mutual benefit in international relations. Special principles cover slightly narrower range of relations between subjects of international law and are more specific. Among the specific principles can be called; o the principle of freedom of choice form of foreign ties o the principle of sovereignty of States over their natural resources o the principle of most favored nation in foreign trade. Most clearly the general principles of international relations set forth in the Final Act of the Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe (Helsinki Accords signed 35 European and North American countries in Helsinki in 1975)[1]. They are known as "Ten" principles governing international relations worldwide and covers most important areas of foreign countries. Those principles are: I. Sovereign equality, respect for the rights inherent in sovereignty II. Refraining from the threat or use of force

III. Inviolability of frontiers
IV. Territorial integrity of States
V. Peaceful settlement of disputes
VI. Non-intervention in internal affairs
VII. Respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms, including the freedom of thought, conscience, religion or belief VIII. Equal rights and self-determination of...
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