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The Impact of Human Rights Law on General International Law

Menno T. Kamminga and Martin Scheinin (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199565221
eISBN:
9780191705281
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199565221.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Public International Law

Traditional international law aims to protect the values and interests of states. The rapidly increasing corpus of international human rights law (including international humanitarian law and ... More


Principles of Treaty Interpretation: Meaning and Function

Isabelle Van Damme

in Treaty Interpretation by the WTO Appellate Body

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199562237
eISBN:
9780191705588
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199562237.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter examines the meaning and function of principles of treaty interpretation in general international law. Customary international law on treaty interpretation is partly and mostly codified ... More


Codification and Decolonization 1950–1974

Matthew Craven

in The Decolonization of International Law: State Succession and the Law of Treaties

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199217625
eISBN:
9780191705410
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199217625.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter discusses the process of codification. Topics covered include: the move to codification, the part played by the International Law Commission and the International Law Association, the ... More


Responsibility of States for Violations of Human Rights and Humanitarian Norms

Theodor Meron

in Human Rights and Humanitarian Norms as Customary Law

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198257455
eISBN:
9780191681769
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198257455.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter discusses the relationship between human rights and state responsibility, based on the fundamental proposition that a breach of conventional or customary human rights or humanitarian ... More


From Nuremberg to The Hague: Towards an International Crime of Incitement to Aggression

Michael G. Kearney

in The Prohibition of Propaganda for War in International Law

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199232451
eISBN:
9780191716034
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199232451.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter makes the case for the inclusion in the Rome Statute of a distinct and inchoate crime of ‘direct and public incitement to aggression’. A similar offence was included in the International ... More


Diplomatic Protection

Chittharanjan F. Amerasinghe

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199212385
eISBN:
9780191707230
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199212385.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This book offers an up-to-date juristic exposition and analysis of diplomatic protection as an institution of public international law. Diplomatic protection is primarily exercised by States towards ... More


The Emergence of a Common Law of International Adjudication against a Background of Proliferation

Chester Brown

in A Common Law of International Adjudication

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199206506
eISBN:
9780191709708
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199206506.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter covers the proliferation of international courts and tribunals, and the perceived problem of fragmentation of international law. It first describes the proliferation of international ... More


The Relevance of Nationality

Chittharanjan F. Amerasinghe

in Diplomatic Protection

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199212385
eISBN:
9780191707230
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199212385.003.0010
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter discusses nationality as a condition for the exercise of diplomatic protection. Topics covered include the determination of nationality, continuous nationality, dual and multiple ... More


Codification of International Environmental Law and the International Law Commission: Injurious Consequences Revisited

Alan Boyle

in International Law and Sustainable Development: Past Achievements and Future Challenges

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198298076
eISBN:
9780191685378
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198298076.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Environmental and Energy Law

The International Law Commission (ILC) was established in 1947 with the object of promoting ‘the progressive development of international law and its codification’. While ILC does not ‘make’ ... More


The Contribution of the Courts: Nuremberg, Tokyo, and the Rest

Geoffrey Blest

in War and Law since 1945

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206996
eISBN:
9780191677427
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206996.003.0006
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter discusses the contributions of the international Courts in relation to the clarification and development of the law of war with the possible exception of the Nuremberg Principles. It ... More


Access to Justice and Compensation for Violations of the Law of War

NATALINO RONZITTI

in Access to Justice as a Human Right

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199233083
eISBN:
9780191696589
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199233083.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter describes the access to justice by individuals in order to obtain compensation for violations of the law of war. It is shown that Resolution 2005/35 sets out basic principles and ... More


In the Beginning was the Deed

Ingo Venzke

in How Interpretation Makes International Law: On Semantic Change and Normative Twists

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199657674
eISBN:
9780191753114
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199657674.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Philosophy of Law

This introductory chapter sets the scene by showing how Ludwig Wittgenstein identified in search for certainty with Goethe’s tragic figure Faust. Faust tried the word, its true sense and the force ... More


From Bilateralism to Community Interest: Essays in Honour of Bruno Simma

Ulrich Fastenrath, Rudolf Geiger, Daniel-Erasmus Khan, Andreas Paulus, Sabine von Schorlemer, and Christoph Vedder (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199588817
eISBN:
9780191725272
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199588817.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This Festschrift, dedicated to Judge Bruno Simma, traces the development of international law from regulating bilateral state-to-state relationships towards strengthening the entire international ... More


The Territorial Sea, International Straits, and Archipelagos

O.P. Sharma

in The International Law of the Sea: India and the UN Convention of 1982

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780198060000
eISBN:
9780199081981
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198060000.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter describes the legal status of territorial sea, international straits, and archipelagic waters around a coastal State. The author describes how territorial waters around a coastal State ... More


Efforts to Codify and Develop the Law Relating to International Criminal Responsibility

Nina H. B. Jørgensen

in The Responsibility of States for International Crimes

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198298618
eISBN:
9780191685491
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198298618.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter describes the efforts to create a code of international criminal law of universal application. The lessons of Nuremberg informed subsequent efforts to advance international criminal law. ... More


Comparative International Law Within, Not Against, International Law: Lessons from the International Law Commission

Mathias Forteau

in Comparative International Law

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780190697570
eISBN:
9780190697600
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190697570.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Comparative Law

The work of the ILC constitutes an interesting illustration of a positive interplay between international law and different domestic approaches to international law. Section I of this chapter ... More


Missing Debtors: National Lawmaking and Global Norm-Making of Corporate Bankruptcy Regimes

Terence C. Halliday, Susan Block-Lieb, and Bruce G. Carruthers

in A Debtor World: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Debt

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199873722
eISBN:
9780199980000
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199873722.003.0010
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

Corporate insolvency is about debt and it always involves debtor corporations as key stakeholders. It should, therefore, follow that stakeholders integral to everyday bargaining over debt management ... More


Responsibility for Breaches of Communitarian Norms: an Appraisal of Article 48 of the ILC Articles on Responsibility of States for Internationally Wrongful Acts

James Crawford

in From Bilateralism to Community Interest: Essays in Honour of Bruno Simma

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199588817
eISBN:
9780191725272
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199588817.003.0017
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

Nowadays it seems that international law develops more rapidly than international society does, seeking to serve as a tractor rather than a trailer, reversing Cicero's scheme of society and law. But ... More


The Contiguous Zone

O.P. Sharma

in The International Law of the Sea: India and the UN Convention of 1982

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780198060000
eISBN:
9780199081981
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198060000.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter presents a discussion on the contiguous zone i.e. the waters contiguous to and beyond the territorial sea in which States have limited powers for the enforcement of customs, fiscal, ... More


Supplementary Means of Interpretation

Luigi Sbolci

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/9780199588916.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Human Rights and Immigration

The Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties of 1969 established a distinct hierarchy between the general rule of interpretation and supplementary means. Article 32 of the Convention subordinates the ... More


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