International Public Order
Frank Hoffmeister, Thomas Kleinlein
- Foreign relations law — Sovereignty — Customary international law — Peremptory norms / ius cogens — Unilateral acts — Ordre public
Published under the auspices of the Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law under the direction of Rüdiger Wolfrum.
1 While familiar to other areas of the law, the notion of public order is a relatively new concept under public international law . In order to understand the concept, it is important to have a look at its origins and development, distinguish it from related concepts, and analyse the relevant norm categories (see Sec B ). Indicators that help identifying the contents of an international public order (see Sec C ) and questions of international and domestic enforcement will then be dealt with (see Sec D ). A general assessment of the concept will be presented as a...