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Part IX The Law of Responsibility, 27 Multilateral Public Order and Issues of Responsibility

From: Brownlie's Principles of Public International Law (8th Edition)

James R Crawford

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From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2023. All Rights Reserved.date: 01 December 2023

Customary international law — Peremptory norms / ius cogens — International responsibility

This chapter begins with a discussion of how international law has remained imprecise with respect to the scope and consequences of serious, systemic illegality, and considers developments that have made collective action under law possible. It also reviews the objective consequences of illegal acts, covering peremptory norms (ius cogens), the obligation not to recognize a situation as lawful, and the obligation of putting an end to an unlawful situation.

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