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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, (4), pp. 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.

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Published date: October 2008
Organisations: Law


Local EPrints ID: 142055
ISSN: 0020-5893
PURE UUID: 16b77fa5-57f0-4d43-a4ae-3f6d3eae864c

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Date deposited: 30 Mar 2010 14:00
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 23:12

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Author: Ed Bates

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