Customary law  

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"There is, therefore, a strong probability in favour of adherence to an existing custom, even if it be a bad one." --Principia Ethica (1903) by G. E. Moore

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In law, custom can be described as the established patterns of behavior that can be objectively verified within a particular social setting. A claim can be carried out in defense of "what has always been done and accepted by law." Generally, customary law exists where:

  1. a certain legal practice is observed and
  2. the relevant actors consider it to be law (opinio juris).

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