The 'International Community' as a Legal Concept
Jean D'Aspremont/Sahib Singh (eds.), Fundamental Concepts of International Law (Edward Elgar, Forthcoming)
22 Pages Posted: 14 Dec 2017
Date Written: December 11, 2017
The paper analyses the omnipresent notion of an 'international community'. It offers a succinct survey of international legal approaches to that concept; highlights the relationship between the international community and international law; and traces the impact of the community concept on the development of illustrative areas of international law (collective security, State responsibility, etc).
Keywords: international community, international law, erga omnes obligations, collective security, foundations of international law
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