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Introduction

Theodor Meron

in Human Rights and Humanitarian Norms as Customary Law

Published in print August 1991 | ISBN: 9780198257455
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191681769 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198257455.003.0001

Series: Clarendon Paperbacks

Introduction

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Although the protection of human rights has seen a rapid growth in many areas, little attention has been paid in scholarly literature to the place of human rights in the discipline of international law. This book is an attempt to fill that gap by examining the sources, evidence, and process of the creation of international human rights. The chapter lays out several areas of inquiry. The book limits the discussion to such aspects of customary law as are relevant to the effectiveness of human rights and humanitarian norms and their status and role in public international law.

Keywords: human rights; humanitarian norms; international law; customary law; state responsibility

Chapter.  441 words. 

Subjects: Public International Law

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