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International law governs how nation states should deal with each other.

Today's International Law is based on custom; it's evolved over the centuries and has been influenced by the behaviour of Europe's most powerful nations.

The community governed by International law is not made up of people, but of political units known as States, which in turn, are represented by their governments.

But nation states are not static, and the political map of the world does change over time. The most significant change over the last fifty years or so, is that today, by being members of the United Nations, most countries play some role in global politics.
States In International Law
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1933
Europe, International law, United Nations
Anaya On International Law And States
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Anaya, S. James, indigenous people, International law, terra nullius
Justice Brennan And Terra Nullius
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1992
Brennan, Justice Gerard, Canberra, Common Law, conquest, High Court judgement, International law, sovereignty, terra nullius
Grotius
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doctrine of tenure, Europe, International law, property, property law, terra nullius
Malo's Laws
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Christianity, clans, Malo, Malo's laws, Meriam culture, religion
Malo
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Malo, Malo's laws, Malo-Bomai, religion, sacred, tag mauki mauki, trespass
Malo & Christianity
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1871-
Christianity, Malo, Malo's laws, Malo-Bomai, religion, sacred
International Comparisons
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British law, Canada, colonialism, Common Law, High Court of Australia, Mabo Case, native title, New Zealand (Aotearoa), United States of America
US Domestic Dependent Nation Doctrine
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1823
indigenous people, International law, treaties, United States of America
Other Jurisdictions
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1973
colonisation, Common Law, High Court of Australia, Mabo Case, native title, Papua New Guinea
Indigenous Customary Law
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indigenous people, Mabo judgement, native title
Australia In The Eyes Of The World
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1992-
Australia, Australia, Australian International Relations, human rights, indigenous people, International law, national identity, native title, social justice
A Sacred Landscape
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aboriginal property ownership, anthropology, Australia, clans, dispossession, kinship, land ownership, religion, sacred
The Laws Of Malo
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indigenous law, Malo's laws, Malo-Bomai, Meriam culture, Meriam history, Murray Island, religion, sacred, sacred
Malo's Law
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Malo's laws, Malo-Bomai, Meriam culture, Meriam history, Murray Island, religion, sacred
Recent Changes To International Law
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decolonisation, human rights, International law, Racial Discrimination Act , 1975 , treaties, United Nations
Sacred Order
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Las, Malo's laws, Malo-Bomai, Meriam culture, religion, sacred
Malo-Bomai
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aboriginal law, Las, Malo's laws, Malo-Bomai, religion, sacred
States In International Law - UN
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International law, United Nations