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Peremptory Norms in International Law

Alexander Orakhelashvili

Oxford Monographs in International Law

  • The first ever comprehensive treatment of peremptory norms in international law
  • Examines the basis for the peremptory character of norms, as well as the effect of peremptory norms in a variety of legal fields
  • Covers the wide variety of cases and situations in which the relevance of peremptory norms has been raised, including the use of force in an aggressive war
  • Combines a systemic analysis with an examination of current issues, bringing together the practical and academic heritage accumulated in different legal traditions and languages
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