Enforcing Obligations Erga Omnes in International Law
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- Author: Christian J. Tams, University of Glasgow, School of Law
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The concept of obligations erga omnes--obligations to the international community as a whole--has fascinated international lawyers for decades, yet its precise implications remain unclear. This book assesses how this concept affects the enforcement of international law. It demonstrates that all States are entitled to invoke obligations erga omnes in proceedings before the International Court of Justice, and to take countermeasures in response to serious erga omnes breaches. In addition, it suggests ways of identifying obligations that qualify as erga omnes.Read more
- Analyses, in obligations erga omnes, one of the most controversial concepts of modern international law
- Assesses the work of the International Law Commission in the field of State responsibility
- An important contribution to the debate about the enforcement of international law
- The dissertation, upon which this book is based, was awarded the 2005 Yorke Prize of the Faculty of Law of the University of Cambridge.
Reviews & endorsements
Review of the hardback: ' … a remarkable book … very high quality …' Prof. Dr. Dres. h. c. Jochen Abr. Frowein
06th May 2014 by Cdeleon1627
It is an useful book, which gave me an excellent explanation about the uses of the obligation erga omnes.
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- Date Published: January 2006
- format: Adobe eBook Reader
- isbn: 9780511134104
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Table of Contents
Notes on citation
List of abbreviations
Table of cases
Part I. Background to the Erga Omnes Concept:
2. Traditional approaches to standing
Part II. Legal issues raised by the Erga Omnes Concept:
3. Distinguishing types of Erga Omnes effects
4. Identifying obligations Erga Omnes
5. Standing to Institute ICJ Proceedings
6. Standing to take countermeasures
7. Erga Omnes enforcement rights and competing enforcement mechanisms
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