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Human Rights and Humanitarian Norms as Customary Law

Theodor Meron

Abstract

Although the protection of human rights has seen a rapid growth in many areas, little attention has been paid in scholarly literature to the place of human rights in the discipline of international law. This book is an attempt to fill that gap. The inquiry is divided into two principal areas of discussion. Firstly, it looks at the relationship between human rights and humanitarian norms and customary law. Secondly, it concerns itself with the relationship between human rights and humanitarian norms on the one hand, and the law of state responsibility on the other. The book examines how contemp ... More

Keywords: human rights, international law, humanitarian norms, customary law, state responsibility

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1991 Print ISBN-13: 9780198257455
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198257455.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Theodor Meron, author
New York University School of Law