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Peremptory Norms in International Law

Alexander Orakhelashvili

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199546114
eISBN:
9780191712203
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546114.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This monograph analyses the questions raised by the legal effects of peremptory norms of international law (jus cogens), reflected in Article 53 of the 1969 Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties. ... More


The Identification of Peremptory Norms

Alexander Orakhelashvili

in Peremptory Norms in International Law

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199546114
eISBN:
9780191712203
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546114.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter examines the criteria of identifying jus cogens, in particular whether structural or substantive method should be preferred, and also the moral basis of jus cogens. Particular jus cogens ... More


The Metamorphosis of Jus Cogens: From an Institution of Treaty Law to the Bedrock of the International Legal Order?

Karl Zemanek

in The Law of Treaties Beyond the Vienna Convention

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199588916
eISBN:
9780191728938
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199588916.003.0023
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Human Rights and Immigration

When the Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties confirmed the existence of peremptory norms of international law (jus cogens) they were conceived, like Roman jus publicum, as absolute law that ... More


Selected Prefigurations of the Concept of Obligations Erga Omnes: (b) Jus Cogens

MAURIZIO RAGAZZI

in The Concept of International Obligations Erga Omnes

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198298700
eISBN:
9780191707513
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198298700.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Law of Obligations

Like obligations erga omnes, norms of jus cogens protect the common interests of states and basic moral values. In addition, the classic examples of norms of jus cogens that emerged during the ... More


The Law of Treaties Beyond the Vienna Convention

Enzo Cannizzaro (ed.)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199588916
eISBN:
9780191728938
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199588916.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This book offers an analysis of the law of treaties as it emerges from the interplay between the 1969 Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties and customary international law. It revisits the basic ... More


Norm Conflicts and Hierarchy in International Law: Towards a Vertical International Legal System?

Jure Vidmar

in Hierarchy in International Law: The Place of Human Rights

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199647071
eISBN:
9780191738999
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199647071.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter examines the notion of a hierarchical international legal order whereby (certain) human rights norms are elevated to a hierarchically superior level. Although international law has ... More


Particular Aspects of the Relationship Between the Concept of Obligations Erga Omnes and the Concepts of Jus Cogens and Actio Popularis

MAURIZIO RAGAZZI

in The Concept of International Obligations Erga Omnes

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198298700
eISBN:
9780191707513
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198298700.003.0010
Subject:
Law, Law of Obligations

This chapter compares the concept of obligations erga omnes with those of jus cogens and actio popularis. Moving from the premise that jus cogens refers to norms, while erga omnes refers to ... More


A Higher Law for Treaties?

Enzo Cannizzaro

in The Law of Treaties Beyond the Vienna Convention

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199588916
eISBN:
9780191728938
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199588916.003.0025
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter deals with the notion of conflict between treaties and jus cogens. It suggests that the classical notion of conflict — conceived of as the impossibility to apply two mutually exclusive ... More


The Concept of International Obligations Erga Omnes

Maurizio Ragazzi

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198298700
eISBN:
9780191707513
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198298700.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Law of Obligations

In an obiter dictum in its 1970 judgment in the Barcelona Traction case, the International Court of Justice identified a category of international obligations called erga omnes, namely obligations ... More


Distinctive Characteristics of Peremptory Norms

Alexander Orakhelashvili

in Peremptory Norms in International Law

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199546114
eISBN:
9780191712203
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546114.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter focuses on distinctive characteristics of peremptory norms, in particular on its absolute character, non-derogability, and the effect-oriented profile.


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