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    can anybody please help me, just wondering to what extent is the formation of international law dependent on the state?

    I'm not sure what you mean by "the State". On the assumption that you mean what part individual States can play, then the general gist of it is that a State does not have to be involved in the formation of international law. Obviously a State can only be governed by a Treaty if it actually signs up to that Treaty. But customary international law can govern a State whether or not it has agreed.

    However, there is this notion of the "persistent objector", by which a State can exempt itself from customary international law if it persistently objected before said law formed. The important points are that a State has to proactively object not just passively disagree - so if it does nothing that is not enough; and a State has to object BEFORE said customary law is formed, not after.

    What happened to reading textbooks?

    Do you really think someone is going to be able to go into any detail on such a broad question on an internet forum?

    Lazy sod.
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