Erga Omnes, Jus Cogens and their Impact on the Law of Responsibility

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The paper assesses the impact of two key concepts - erga omnes and jus cogens - on the law of responsibility. Its particular focus is on the responsibility of the European Union. The paper argues that, while often considered to be purely theoretical categories, jus cogens and erga omnes in fact modify the content, and implementation of responsibility.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe International Responsibility of the European Union : European and International Perspectives
EditorsMalcolm Evans, Panos Koutrakos
Number of pages26
Place of PublicationOxford
PublisherHart Publishing
Publication date2013
ISBN (print)978-1-84946-328-7
Publication statusPublished - 2013

    Research areas

  • Law - jus cogens, erga omnes, responsibility, state responsibility, European Union law, public interest litigation, international community