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I General Principles and Sources of Law, Division A: General Principles, Ch.II: International Rights and Obligations

From: The Law and Procedure of the International Court of Justice: Fifty Years of Jurisprudence Volume II

Hugh Thirlway

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2022. All Rights Reserved.date: 21 May 2022

Subject(s):
International courts and tribunals, decisions — Admissibility — Erga omnes obligations — Peremptory norms / ius cogens
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