Treaties and Individuals: Of Beneficiaries, Duty-Bearers, Users, and Participants

Forthcoming in: Zimmermann, A., Tams, C.J. & Tzanakopoulos, A. (eds.), Research Handbook on the Law of Treaties, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar (2014)

Amsterdam Law School Research Paper No. 2014-09

Amsterdam Center for International Law No. 2014-03

32 Pages Posted: 9 Feb 2014 Last revised: 10 Feb 2014

Date Written: February 7, 2014

Abstract

This contribution explores the role of individuals in the law of treaties. Individuals besides being beneficiaries or duty bearers under treaty regimes (something evident in human rights treaties and international criminal law treaties) have slowly started to play other roles as well. In some instances they can be seen as users of the law of treaties. They are also emerging, in a rather narrow setting for the time being, as participants. The chapter, after positioning the individual in the international legal system using the concept of capacity, analyses the various roles of the individual under the aforementioned categorization.

Keywords: law of treaties, individuals, legal personality

JEL Classification: K33

Suggested Citation

Plakokefalos, Ilias, Treaties and Individuals: Of Beneficiaries, Duty-Bearers, Users, and Participants (February 7, 2014). Forthcoming in: Zimmermann, A., Tams, C.J. & Tzanakopoulos, A. (eds.), Research Handbook on the Law of Treaties, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar (2014); Amsterdam Law School Research Paper No. 2014-09; Amsterdam Center for International Law No. 2014-03. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2392388

Ilias Plakokefalos (Contact Author)

Utrecht University ( email )

Janskerkhof 3
Utrecht, 3512 BK
Netherlands

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