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Part II Historical and Legal Sources, Ch.10 Diplomatic Protection as a Source of Human Rights Law

Annemarieke Vermeer-Künzli

From: The Oxford Handbook of International Human Rights Law

Edited By: Dinah Shelton

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 28 November 2020

Subject(s):
Diplomatic protection — Nationalilty of individuals — Development, right to — Nationality of individuals — Sovereignty

This article examines the influence of the law of diplomatic protection on the development of international human rights law. It explains the legal rules concerning diplomatic protection and discusses its territorial and nationality dimensions. It argues that the law on diplomatic protection has played an important role in setting some benchmarks for the protection of individuals and that the most important element has not only been the international minimum standard itself but the acceptance that this standard prevailed over national law by the mid-1920s.

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