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The Impact of Human Rights Law on General International Law

Menno T. Kamminga and Martin Scheinin


Traditional international law aims to protect the values and interests of states. The rapidly increasing corpus of international human rights law (including international humanitarian law and international criminal law) increasingly challenges the basic tenets of general international law. In order to become accepted as the law of the world community, general international law needs to reflect better the values and interests of a wider range of actors, including the individual. This book examines the impact of international human rights law on general international law. It considers areas incl ... More

Keywords: international humanitarian law, international criminal law, international obligations, customary international law, treaty law, immunities, state responsibility, diplomatic protection, International Court of Justice, International Law Commission

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780199565221
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199565221.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Menno T. Kamminga, editor
Professor of International Law, Maastricht University and Director, Maastricht Centre for Human Rights

Martin Scheinin, editor
Professor of Public International Law, European University Institute, Florence