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Human Rights Obligations of Non-State Actors$
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Andrew Clapham

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780199288465

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199288465.001.0001

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Characteristics of International Human Rights Law

Characteristics of International Human Rights Law

(p.85) 3 Characteristics of International Human Rights Law
Human Rights Obligations of Non-State Actors


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This chapter introduces the concepts of customary international law, treaty obligations, international crimes, jus cogens, erga omnes obligations, universal standards, and types of hybrid obligation. In each case the question arises whether such obligations apply to non-state actors.

Keywords:   jus cogens, erga omnes, universal standards

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