By Christian J. Tams

the concept that of tasks erga omnes - responsibilities to the overseas neighborhood as a complete - has interested overseas legal professionals for many years, but its certain implications stay uncertain. This ebook assesses how this idea impacts the enforcement of overseas legislation. It indicates that each one States are entitled to invoke duties erga omnes in court cases ahead of the foreign courtroom of Justice, and to take countermeasures according to critical erga omnes breaches. additionally, it indicates methods of deciding on responsibilities that qualify as erga omnes. as a way to maintain those effects, the publication conducts an intensive exam of foreign perform and jurisprudence in addition to the hot paintings of the UN overseas legislations fee within the box of nation accountability. by means of so doing, it demonstrates that the erga omnes idea is solidly grounded in glossy foreign legislations, and clarifies one of many critical elements of the overseas regime of legislation enforcement.

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