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14 Supervision by International Tribunals

From: Human Rights: Between Idealism and Realism, Third Edition

Christian Tomuschat

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2023. All Rights Reserved.date: 07 December 2023

Weapons, nuclear — Ius in bello — Reparation — Lex specialis — Erga omnes obligations — Peremptory norms / ius cogens — Recognition and enforcement — Interim and provisional measures
Human rights cannot remain confined to the written texts where they have been set out. In order to become a living reality, they must be translated into actual practice. State authorities bear the main responsibility for their observance and implementation. Administrative practices rarely attract the attention of the public except when they run counter to the axiomatic premises they should secure. By contrast, according to the European tradition, human rights unfold and become visible above all in judicial proceedings. However, this pre-eminence of the judiciary...
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