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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law [MPEPIL]

Universality

André Nollkaemper

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 23 September 2019

Subject(s):
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 Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law under the direction of Rüdiger Wolfrum.

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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