The Problem of International Constitutionalism: Can International Law Operate Vertically?

Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the Australian and New Zealand Society of International Law (2010)

14 Pages Posted: 15 May 2012

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Jure Vidmar

Maastricht University - Faculty of Law

Date Written: June 24, 2010

Abstract

Some concepts and developments in international law suggest the existence of obligations which cannot give way to other obligations. This implies that some sort of a hierarchy should exist in international law. It is questionable, however, whether such hierarchy is more than a merely theoretical concept.

Suggested Citation

Vidmar, Jure, The Problem of International Constitutionalism: Can International Law Operate Vertically? (June 24, 2010). Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the Australian and New Zealand Society of International Law (2010), Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2060616

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