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The Reality of International LawEssays in Honour of Ian Brownlie$
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Guy S. Goodwin-Gill and Stefan Talmon

Print publication date: 1999

Print ISBN-13: 9780198268376

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198268376.001.0001

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Crime in International Law: Obligations Erga Omnes and the Duty to Prosecute

Crime in International Law: Obligations Erga Omnes and the Duty to Prosecute

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(p.199) Chapter 9 Crime in International Law: Obligations Erga Omnes and the Duty to Prosecute
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The Reality of International Law
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Guy S. Goodwin-Gill

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198268376.003.0009

This chapter examines the application of the duty to prosecute and obligations erga omnes in crimes in international law. It focuses on one element in the relationship between sovereign rights and individual ambitions, specifically the point at which the state is simultaneously obliged not to expel or return an individual to a particular country. It suggests that a balance may appear to be needed between competing interests, but the erga omnes character of obligations in this field both constrains options and offers clear indications on how problems are to be resolved.

Keywords:   erga omnes, duty, international crimes, international law, sovereign rights, legal obligations

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