The Hittite version of the Treaty of Kadesh, among the earliest extant examples of an international agreement.
Legal systems of the world. Common law countries are in several shades of pink, corresponding to variations in common law systems.

International law, also known as "law of nations", refers to the body of rules which regulate the conduct of sovereign states in their relations with one another.

- Sources of international law

Justice Gray also relied on the theories and opinions of contemporary jurists and commentators from across the world to buttress the Court's reasoning, decades before such scholarly legal work would be codified as a primary source of international law: [A]t the present day, by the general consent of the civilized nations of the world, and independently of any express treaty or other public act, it is an established rule of international law, founded on considerations of humanity.

- The Paquete Habana
The Hittite version of the Treaty of Kadesh, among the earliest extant examples of an international agreement.

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