From Compromise to Principle

Marko Milanovic

in Extraterritorial Application of Human Rights Treaties

Published in print July 2011 | ISBN: 9780199696208
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191729805 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Monographs in International Law

From Compromise to Principle

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This chapter tries to clear up some of the conceptual confusion in existing case law. It examines the notion of state jurisdiction in human rights treaties, and attempts to place it within the framework of international law. Is this notion the general concept of jurisdiction one finds in public international law, as contemplated by the European Court in Bankovic, or is it a distinct, autonomous concept, which is a part of a self-contained human rights regime? Is it a simple admissibility requirement for an application, or a test of attribution in the framework of state responsibility, as assumed by the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia in the Tadic case, or is it in fact a threshold criterion determining whether a human rights obligation exists in the first place? These are some of the questions that the chapter hopes to answer.

Keywords: state jurisdiction; jurisdiction clauses; treaty interpretation; state responsibility; attribution; Bankovic; Loizidou; Tadic

Chapter.  19908 words. 

Subjects: Human Rights and Immigration

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