Jus Cogens and Human Rights: Interactions Between Two Factors of Harmonization of International Law

  • Erika HennequetEmail author


George Abi-Saab said that even if jus cogens were “an empty box, the category was still useful: for without the box, it cannot be filled.”


Security Council Moral Intuition Vienna Convention Arbitral Tribunal Effective Enforcement 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University Paris West Nanterre La DéfenseNanterreFrance

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