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Jus cogens : international law and social contract

Author: Thomas Weatherall
Publisher: Cambridge, United Kingdom : Cambridge University Press, 2015. ©2015
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"One of the most complex doctrines in contemporary international law, jus cogens is the immediate product of the socialization of the international community following the Second World War. However, the doctrine resonates in a centuries-old legal tradition which constrains the dynamics of voluntarism that characterize conventional international law. To reconcile this modern iteration of individual-oriented public  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Weatherall, Thomas, author.
Jus cogens
(DLC) 2014043410
(OCoLC)894491900
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Weatherall
ISBN: 9781139976664 1139976664 9781316319932 1316319938 9781107442092 1107442095
OCLC Number: 927145545
Description: 1 online resource (xliv, 509 pages)
Contents: Part I. Peremptory norms of general international law (jus cogens) --
1. International law --
2. The social contract --
Part II. The authority of jus cogens --
3. The interests of the international community --
4. Human dignity as a general principle of law --
5. The authority of jus congens --
6. Expression of an international social contract --
Part III. Material and formal sources of jus cogens --
7. Historical antecendents --
8. The formal source of peremptory norms --
9. Normativity and postivism : a reconciliation --
Part IV. Peremptory norms and the individual --
10. Contemporary legal foundations --
11. The content of jus cogens --
12. Individual responsibility --
13. The form of jus cogens --
Part V. Peremptory norms and the state --
14. The enforcement of jus cogens : obligations erga omnes --
15. State responsibility and jus cogens --
16. An illustration : the Libya crisis --
17. Realizing the international social contract --
Part VI. International law and social contract --
18. Legal observations --
19. Theoretical implications --
20. Annex [selected, illustrative cases].
Responsibility: Thomas Weatherall.
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