The Influence of Human Rights on Diplomatic Protection: Reviving an Old Instrument of Public International Law

  • Sebastian tho PeschEmail author


Public international law has changed under the influence of human rights. This has also affected the law of diplomatic protection, an instrument that is similar to the notion of human rights. This chapter will examine how the rise of individual rights has affected the law of diplomatic protection and how this development has partly continued in municipal law. A special emphasis is put on the discretion of the state when exercising diplomatic protection over its citizens. Furthermore, by comparing the similarities of the two regimes, it is suggested to use diplomatic protection as a means of enforcing human rights.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Bucerius Law SchoolHamburgGermany

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