Book release on Hierarchy in International Law
By Prof. de Wet
Posted on 05 March 2012
In resolving conflicts between human rights obligations and other areas of international law, the practice of judicial bodies, both domestic and international, is crucial.
Judicial practice indicates that norm conflicts typically manifest themselves in situations where human rights obligations are at odds with other international obligations, such as immunities; extradition and refoulement; trade and investment law; and environmental protection.
This book, Hierarchy in International Law: The Place of Human Rights by Erika de Wet and Jure Vimdar (eds), sets out and analyses the relevant case law in all of these areas.