Beyond Human Rights: The Legal Status of the Individual in International Law

Beyond Human Rights: The Legal Status of the Individual in International Law


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781316615935
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 06/14/2018
Series: Cambridge Studies in International and Comparative Law Series , #126
Pages: 643
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x (d)

About the Author

Anne Peters is Director at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, Heidelberg, and a Professor at the Universit�t Heidelberg, Freie Universit�t Berlin, and Universit�t Basel, Switzerland. She has been a member of the European Commission for Democracy through Law (Venice Commission) in respect of Germany (2011�5) and served as the President of the European Society of International Law (2010�2). Her current research interests relate to public international law, including its history, global animal law, global governance and global constitutionalism, and the status of humans in international law.

Table of Contents

1. Definition of the question; 2. Historical theory and practice of the international legal status of the individual; 3. The doctrine of the international legal personality of the human being; 4. International individual obligations; 5. The international responsibility of the individual; 6. Individual rights arising from international responsibility; 7. Individual rights and duties in the law of armed conflict; 8. Protection against acts of violence and forces of nature; 9. The international legal status of victims of crime; 10. Rights and duties in investment protection law; 11. Individual rights in consular law; 12. Individual rights in diplomatic protection; 13. The legal basis for the international legal personality of the individual - and the question of its independence from the State; 14. Human rights and other rights; 15. The individualized enforcement of international law; 16. Direct effect of norms establishing individual rights and duties; 17. The international individual right.

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