Avoiding legal obligations created by human rights treaties

Bates, Ed (2008) Avoiding legal obligations created by human rights treaties. International and Comparative Law Quarterly, 57, (04), 751-788. (doi:10.1017/S0020589308000602).


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This article examines the legality of the options that may be open to a State that is unwilling to accept a legal obligation created by a human rights treaty it has already ratified. It briefly addresses the subject of ‘derogation’ from human rights treaties before looking in detail at denunciation of the same. It proceeds to examine the legality of strategies such as entering a late reservation to a human rights treaty and of denouncing the treaty with the sole purpose of entering a new reservation to it.

Item Type: Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): doi:10.1017/S0020589308000602
ISSNs: 0020-5893 (print)
1471-6895 (electronic)
Subjects: K Law > K Law (General)
Divisions : University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Law
ePrint ID: 142055
Accepted Date and Publication Date:
October 2008Published
Date Deposited: 30 Mar 2010 14:00
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 13:18
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/142055

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