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The Protection of Human Rights in Emergency Situations under Customary International Law

Jaime Oraá

in The Reality of International Law

Published in print October 1999 | ISBN: 9780198268376
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191683510 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198268376.003.0019
The Protection of Human Rights in Emergency Situations under Customary International Law

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This chapter examines the provisions of customary international law concerning the protection of human rights in emergency situations. It discusses the derogation clause in human-rights treaties, which establishes a legal regime regulating the protection of human rights in emergency situations. It highlights the non-participation of about one-third of the states of the international community in international treaties and the occurrence of the gravest violations of fundamental human rights in the context of states of emergency.

Keywords: human rights; emergency; derogation clause; treaties; international law; customary law

Chapter.  11915 words. 

Subjects: Public International Law

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