convention

  

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1.Meetings convened for a specific purpose and for general attendance. Called congress in Europe.
2.Multilateral treaty, or the instrument negotiated under the auspices of an international organization, such as the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea of 1982, Convention On Contracts For The International Sale Of Goods. Statute of the International Court of Justice refers to "international conventions, whether general or particular" as a source of law apart from international customary rules and general principles of international law.

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