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International Obligations <i>Erga Omnes</i>: Their Moral Foundation and Criteria of Identification in Light of Two Japanese Contributions

Maurizio Ragazzi

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/9780198268376.003.0021
International Obligations Erga Omnes: Their Moral Foundation and Criteria of Identification in Light of Two Japanese Contributions

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This chapter examines the moral foundation and criteria of identification of international obligations erga omnes related to international criminal law in light of two Japanese contributions. It discusses the specific conclusions on the moral foundation of obligations erga omnes, and on the usefulness of the tentative criteria of identification of these obligations in assessing any new candidate. It suggests that reliance on the moral foundation of obligations erga omnes does not, in itself, open the door to an easy multiplications of obligations erga omnes.

Keywords: erga omnes; international law; criminal law; moral foundation; Japan

Chapter.  13618 words. 

Subjects: Public International Law

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