Erga Omnes, Jus Cogens, and their Impact on the Law of Responsibility
THE INTERNATIONAL RESPONSIBILITY OF THE EUROPEAN UNION, Evans, Koutrakos, eds., Hart, 2013
28 Pages Posted: 17 Jun 2012
Date Written: June 17, 2012
The paper assesses the impact of two key concepts - erga omnes and jus cogens - on the law of responsibility. Its particular focus is on the responsibility of the European Union. The paper argues that, while often considered to be purely theoretical categories, jus cogens and erga omnes in fact modify the content, and implementation of responsibility.
Keywords: jus cogens, erga omnes, responsibility, state responsibility, European Union law, public interest litigation, international community,
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