Enforcing Obligations Erga Omnes in International Law by Christian J. TamsEnforcing Obligations Erga Omnes in International Law by Christian J. Tams

Enforcing Obligations Erga Omnes in International Law

byChristian J. Tams

Paperback | February 4, 2010

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The concept of obligations erga omnes--obligations to the international community as a whole--has fascinated international lawyers for decades, yet its precise implications remain unclear. This book assesses how this concept affects the enforcement of international law. It demonstrates that all States are entitled to invoke obligations erga omnes in proceedings before the International Court of Justice, and to take countermeasures in response to serious erga omnes breaches. In addition, it suggests ways of identifying obligations that qualify as erga omnes.
Title:Enforcing Obligations Erga Omnes in International LawFormat:PaperbackDimensions:424 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0.94 inPublished:February 4, 2010Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521128897

ISBN - 13:9780521128896


Table of Contents

Preface; Notes on citation; List of abbreviations; Table of cases; Introduction; Part I. Background to the Erga Omnes Concept: 1. Clarifications; 2. Traditional approaches to standing; Part II. Legal issues raised by the Erga Omnes Concept: 3. Distinguishing types of Erga Omnes effects; 4. Identifying obligations Erga Omnes; 5. Standing to Institute ICJ Proceedings; 6. Standing to take countermeasures; 7. Erga Omnes enforcement rights and competing enforcement mechanisms; Conclusion; Bibliography; Index.

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