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Extraterritorial Application of Human Rights Treaties: An Overview

I am very grateful for the opportunity to discuss my book on EJIL: Talk! and Opinio Juris, as am I grateful to the commentators on both blogs for taking the time to read and discuss it. In this introductory post I’ll try to outline the book’s main arguments and themes and my approach generally in analysing a very complex topic. The book is divided into five chapters. The first, introductory chapter sets out the scope and purpose of the whole study. It defines the notion of the extraterritorial application of human rights treaties, explains that the law of treaties sets no general rules on extraterritorial application, and outlines the basic normative framework of the human rights treaties which are the object of the study, looking in particular at the various types of state jurisdiction clauses that one finds in these treaties, and their relationship with other relevant provisions, such as the colonial clauses. Whether a human rights treaty protects a particular individual in an extraterritorial context is legally a matter of treaty interpretation,…

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Book Discussion: Marko Milanovic’s Extraterritorial Application of Human Rights Treaties

Opinio Juris and EJIL: Talk! are happy to announce that over the next few days we will be both be hosting a discussion of Marko Milanovic’s recently published book: Extraterritorial Application of Human Rights Treaties: Law, Principles and Policy (Oxford Univ Press).  Marko’s book examines the question when a State owes human rights obligations under a treaty…

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Kevin Heller Book Discussion Wrap-Up

We again wish to extend our thanks to all of the discussants of Kevin Heller’s book on both EJIL: Talk! and Opinio Juris. In addition to Kevin’s introduction, readers can find at the specified links the contributions of Michael Marrus, Alexa Stiller, and Rob Cryer with Kevin’s reply on EJIL:…

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Response to Marrus, Stiller and Cryer

I am indebted to Professors Marrus, Stiller, and Cryer for their responses to my book – their criticism as well as their praise.  (Though I confess to considerable relief that the praise seems to outweigh the criticism.)   Writing this reply is no easy task, not least because I find myself in agreement with much of what all three professors have…

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The Nuremberg Military Tribunals, Naturalism, Authority, and Causation

Robert Cryer is Professor of International and Criminal Law at the University of Birmingham Law School. Let me say at the outset that I think that Kevin has done an excellent job on the book (as have OUP in its production). I should probably also say, in the interests of full disclosure, that I…

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