Community Interests Across International Law: Introduction

Community Interests Across International Law (Eyal Benvenisti & Georg Nolte eds., OUP, Forthcoming)

GlobalTrust Working Paper Series 07/2017

20 Pages Posted: 30 Jun 2017

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Eyal Benvenisti

University of Cambridge - Lauterpacht Centre for International Law

Georg Nolte

Humboldt University Berlin

Date Written: June 22, 2017

Abstract

The Introduction describes the term “community interests” for the purpose of exploring the extent to which states owe duties toward those who are affected by their actions and omissions. It argues that the relevant “communities” which are envisaged by the book extend beyond the “international community of states” to cover individuals and groups, even when their interests were not taken into account at the negotiation table or in policymaking bodies. The community can also be humanity at large, as reflected in the concept of crimes against humanity. As far as “community interests” are concerned, the Introduction explores questions related to the identification of these interests, the prioritization among them and their achievement. The Introduction outlines a typology of duties states might have toward others.

Keywords: community interests, international law, treaties

Suggested Citation

Benvenisti, Eyal and Nolte, Georg, Community Interests Across International Law: Introduction (June 22, 2017). Community Interests Across International Law (Eyal Benvenisti & Georg Nolte eds., OUP, Forthcoming); GlobalTrust Working Paper Series 07/2017. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2994703 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2994703

Eyal Benvenisti (Contact Author)

University of Cambridge - Lauterpacht Centre for International Law ( email )

10 West Road
Cambridge, CB3 9DZ
United Kingdom

Georg Nolte

Humboldt University Berlin ( email )

Unter den Linden 6
Berlin, Berlin 10099
Germany

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