Jus Cogens and Obligations Erga Omnes

Dinah Shelton (Ed), The Oxford Handbook on Human Rights (OUP 2013) Forthcoming

23 Pages Posted: 16 Jun 2013

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Erika De Wet

Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria

Date Written: January 15, 2013

Abstract

The chapter analyzes the nature and meaning of peremptory norms in international law, as well as their relationship with obligations towards the international community as a whole.

Keywords: peremptory norms, jus cogens, erga omnes, human rights, hierarchy

JEL Classification: K33

Suggested Citation

De Wet, Erika, Jus Cogens and Obligations Erga Omnes (January 15, 2013). Dinah Shelton (Ed), The Oxford Handbook on Human Rights (OUP 2013) Forthcoming. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2279563

Erika De Wet (Contact Author)

Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria ( email )

Physical Address Economic and Management Sciences
Pretoria, Gauteng 0002
South Africa

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