Peremptory norms in international law

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Author / Creator:Orakhelashvili, Alexander.
Imprint:Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2008.
Description:1 online resource (xxxv, 622 p.)
Series:Oxford monographs in international law
Oxford monographs in international law.
Subject:Jus cogens (International law)
Customary law, International.
International obligations.
Format: E-Resource Book
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Notes:Originally published: 2006.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Electronic reproduction. Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2009. (Oxford Scholarship Online). Mode of access: World Wide Web. System requirements: Internet Explorer 6.0 (or higher) or Firefox 2.0 (or higher). Available as searchable text in HTML format. Access restricted to subscribing institutions.
Summary:Peremptory norms are non-derogable standards of international public policy which impose limits on how far governments, politicians and diplomats can further their own goals in making international transactions. This work examines their increasing importance in determining the permissible limits on the actions of State actors.