Peremptory international law - Jus cogens : a general inventory /

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Author / Creator:Kolb, Robert, author.
Imprint:Oxford : Hart Publishing, 2015.
Description:1 online resource
Subject:Jus cogens (International law)
Public international law.
LAW -- International.
Jus cogens (International law)
Electronic books.
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Notes:Includes bibliographical references and index.
Online resource; title from PDF cover (EBSCO, viewed July 27, 2015).
Summary:Robert Kolb, one of the leading international scholars of his generation, offers a seminal survey of the question of peremptory international law. The author analyses and systemises different questions, such as: the typology of peremptory norms beyond the Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties; here he distinguishes between 'public order' jus cogens and mere 'public utility' jus cogens. Furthermore, what about relative jus cogens, such as regional jus cogens norms or conventional jus cogens norms? What about some consequences of jus cogens breaches in the law of State responsibility: are the.
Other form:Print version: Kolb, Robert. Peremptory International Law - Jus Cogens : A General Inventory. London : Bloomsbury Publishing, ©2015 9781782257271
Table of Contents:
  • Cover; Half-title; Title; Copyright; Preface; Contents; Table of Cases; Table of Legislation; 1. Definition and Functions of Jus Cogens; I. Definitional Issues; A. Concept; B. Opinions; C. Definitions; II. Functions of Jus Cogens; 2. Negationism: The Adversaries of Jus Cogens; I. An Institutional Critique: Jus Cogens Supposes a Centralised Legal Order; II. A Structural Argument: Jus Cogens Supposes a Clear Distinction Between the Creators and the Subjects of the Law, and Between Objective Law and Contractual Engagements.
  • III. A Second Structural Argument: Jus Cogens Supposes a Hierarchy or Differentiation of Norms Unknown to International LawIV. A Positive Law Argument: Jus Cogens is Not Recognised in the International Legal Order; V.A Pragmatic Argument: Jus Cogens is Useless; VI. A Political Argument: Jus Cogens is Dangerous for International Law and is a Tool for Political Manipulation; VII. A Multicoloured Bouquet of Arguments Against Jus Cogens: M Glennon; 3. Theories of Jus Cogens; I. Jus Cogens as an Expression of Natural Law.
  • II. Jus Cogens as the Public Order of the International Community, Giving Rise to Hierarchically Superior Norms (Rules of Vertical Collision)III. Jus Cogens as Rules of International Constitutional Law (Fundamental General Principles, Minimum Necessary for the Existence of an International Legal Order); IV. Jus Cogens as a Legal Technique Inherent in Law: Defining Jus Cogens by Its Effect (Non-Derogability); V. Jus Cogens as a Specific Rule for Conflict of Successive Treaties (Rules of Horizontal Collision); VI. The Theories of Cançado Trindade, Chaumont and Wengler; A. Cançado Trindade.
  • B. ChaumontC. Wengler; 4. Legal Construction of International Jus Cogens; I. Relativity of Jus Cogens; II. Types of Jus Cogens; A. Public Order Jus Cogens; B. Public Utility (or Public Law) Jus Cogens; C. Logical Jus Cogens; III. The Extension of Jus Cogens: What Legal Acts and Facts are Covered by the Notion?; A. Agreements; B. Unilateral Legal Acts; C. Customary International Law?; D. General Principles of Law?; IV. Some Special Issues; A. Extent of Peremptoriness; (i) The Non-Use of Force Rule (Hereinafter NUFR).
  • (Ii) Provisions of International Humanitarian Law (Law of Armed Conflict) Containing a 'Military Necessity' ClauseB. Human Rights Law and So-Called 'Derogation' Clauses; C. International Humanitarian Law, in Particular Articles 6/6/6/7 of Geneva Conventions (GC) I
  • IV; D. Differentiation of Jus Cogens According to Legal Subjects?; E. Definition of the Proper Normative Conflict; 5. Sources of Jus Cogens; I. The General Issue; II. Regional Jus Cogens? Bilateral Jus Cogens?; III. Modification of Jus Cogens Norms; A. Modification; B. Parallelism of Form; 6. Effects of Jus Cogens.