3. Treaties.

(ii)     Sources Listed in the Statute of the International Court of Justice

3.     Treaties.

The Statute of the International Court of Justice lists among the sources of public international law 'international conventions, whether general or particular, establishing rules expressly recognised by the contesting states'1. 'International conventions' in this context refers to treaties that are in force and binding on the states concerned2. The general rule is that a treaty is only binding upon states party to it3, although the rules set forth in a treaty may, even if the treaty does not