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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law [MPEPIL]


André Nollkaemper

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2022. All Rights Reserved.date: 01 July 2022

Piracy — UNCLOS (UN Convention on the Law of the Sea) — Customary international law — Erga omnes obligations — Peremptory norms / ius cogens

Published under the auspices of the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law under the direction of Professor Anne Peters (2021–) and Professor Rüdiger Wolfrum (2004–2020). 

1 In its traditional meaning, the universality of international law refers to international law as a global system of law, which is of worldwide validity and is binding on all States. In this meaning, the universality of international law refers primarily to the formal aspects of international law. It encompasses the form of the modern State, and with it the principles of sovereign equality, non-intervention, peaceful coexistence and cooperation between independent States (Co-operation, International Law of). The basic principles of the sources of international...
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