The Impact of Human Rights Law on General International Law

Hardcover | May 2, 2009

EditorMenno T. Kamminga, Martin Scheinin

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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 international criminal law) increasingly challenges the basic tenets of general international law. Inorder to become accepted as the law of the world community, general international law needs to better reflect the values and interests of a wider range of actors, including the individual. This volume provides the first comprehensive examination of the impact of international human rights law on general international law. It considers areas including the structure of international obligations, the formation of customary international law, treaty law, immunities, state responsibilityand diplomatic protection. The authors trace the extent to which concepts emanating from international human rights law are being incorporated by the guardians of traditional international law: the International Court of Justice and the International Law Commission.The book contains work carried out by the Committee on International Law and Practice of the International Law Association (ILA) over a period of four years, incluing the Committee's Final Report on the Impact of International Human Rights Law on General International Law and in-depth contributionsby Committee members on key areas of international law.

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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 international criminal law) increasingly challenges the basic tenets of general international law. Inorder to become accepted as the law of the wo...

Menno T. Kamminga is Professor of International Law at Maastricht University and Director of the Maastricht Centre for Human Rights. He is also Chair of the Netherlands Government Advisory Committee on International Law and a member of the Netherlands Government Advisory Committee on Human Rights, and Co-rapporteur of the Internatio...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:300 pagesPublished:May 2, 2009Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199565228

ISBN - 13:9780199565221

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IntroductionThe Impact of International Human Rights Law on General International LawMartin Scheinin: Impact on Human Rights Treaties and the Vienna Convention on the Law of TreatiesJonas Christoffersen: Impact on the General Principles of Treaty InterpretationIneke Boerefijn: Impact on the International Regime of Treaty ReservationMenno Kamminga: Impact on the Law of State Succession in Respect of TreatiesJan Wouters and Cedric Ryngaert: Impact on the Formation of Customary International LawSandesh Sivakumaran: Impact on the Structure of International ObligationsThilo Rensmann: Impact on the Immunity of States and their OfficialsChristina Cerna: Impact on the Right to Consular NotificationRiccardo Pisillo Mazzeschi: Impact on the Law of Diplomatic ProtectionRobert McCorquodale: Impact on the Law of State Responsibility