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The Immunity of States and Their Officials in International Criminal Law and International Human Rights Law

Rosanne Van Alebeek


This book examines the tension between international immunity rules, international human rights law, and international criminal law. The progressive development of a normative system of international human rights law and international criminal law without the simultaneous development of international institutional enforcement mechanisms brought the question of the role of national courts in the application of these norms to the fore and has made the question as to the relation between immunity rules and human rights and international criminal law an immediate one. The tension between the centu ... More

Keywords: international immunity, international human rights law, international criminal law, immunity rules, access to court, remedy, protection, state immunity, functional immunity, diplomatic immunity

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780199232475
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199232475.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Rosanne Van Alebeek, author
Assistant Professor, Department of International Law, University of Amsterdam