Promoting Justice, Human Rights and Conflict Resolution Through International Law

Promoting Justice, Human Rights and Conflict Resolution Through International Law

Liber Amicorum Lucius Caflisch = La Promotion De La Justice, Des Droits De L'homme Et Du Ráeglement Des Conflits Par Le Droit International

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Kohen (international law, Graduate Institute of International Studies, Geneva, Switzerland) present this work in honor of Swiss international law specialist and former European Court of Human Rights judge, Lucius Caflisch, on the occasion of his retirement. Over the course of his career, Caflisch has worked on such areas the relationship between state immunities and human rights, peaceful settlement of disputes, the law of the sea, international watercourses, the protection of the environment and boundaries, and inventorying state legal practices. The 67 articles presented reflect these concerns and more. Topics include the jus cogens prohibition of torture and the importance of sovereign state immunity, the election of judges to the European Court of Human Rights, European perspectives on the right to education, transitional justice and the International Criminal Court, the law of war, reparations in favor of individual victims of gross violations of human rights and international humanitarian law, the principle of subisidiarity in the European Convention on Human Rights, common implementation of environmental standards for Antarctica, and unilateral declarations as a means of settling human rights disputes. Approximately half of the papers are written in English and half in French. Martinus Nijhoff is an imprint of Brill. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

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This Liber Amicorum is published at the occasion of Judge Lucius Caflisch’s retirement from a distinguished teaching career at the Graduate Institute of International Studies of Geneva, where he served as Professor of International Law for more than three decades, and where he has also held the position of Director. It was written by his colleagues and friends, from the European Court of Human Rights, from universities all around the world, from the Swiss Foreign Affairs Ministry and many other national and international institutions. The Liber Amicorum Lucius Caflisch covers different fields in which Judge Caflisch has excelled in his various capacities, as scholar, representative of Switzerland in international conferences, legal adviser of the Swiss Foreign Affairs Ministry, counsel, registrar, arbitrator and judge. This collective work is divided into three main sections. The first section examines questions concerning human rights and international humanitarian law. The second section is devoted to the international law of spaces, including matters regarding the law of the sea, international waterways, Antarctica, and boundary and territorial issues. The third section addresses issues related to the peaceful settlement of disputes, both generally and with regard to any particular means of settlement. The contributions are in both English and French.

Publisher: [Leiden] ; [Boston] : Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, Ă2007
ISBN: 9789047410935
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xxxviii, 1236 pages)


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