Sahib Singh, Austrian Review of International and European Law Alexander Orakhelashvili promises a comprehensive approach to ius cogens norms and he delivers precisely this. This is a book based on meticulous research and a comprehensive examination of existing literature and case materials. For its ability to bring together truly diverse materials on ius cogens norms, this book deserves to be widely read.
Varro Vooglaid, Finnish Yearbook of International Law ...the grand monograph of Orakhelashvili, which is indisputably a valuable contribution to the development of the doctrine of jus cogens as regards more specific aspects of the concept.
The British Yearbook of International law 2007 There is no doubt at all that this is a very powerful, well-argued piece of work, which will become a major point of reference for all international lawyers
Malgosia Fitzmaurice, Queen Mary, University of London, in International and Comparative Law Quarterly ...this book is an excellent and lasting contribution to the study of international law. The author admirably deals with this difficult subject-matter and presents a complete ... analysis of the norms of jus cogens, based on meticulous research.
Alexander Orekhelashvili has previously lectured at the University of London, Queen Mary and Westfield College in Public International Law, and the Law of Armed Conflict. He has been a visiting research fellow at the Max-Planck Institute of International and Comparative Law, and a tutor in International Law at Jesus College, Cambridge. He is widely published both in Russia and in the West in the fields of Public International Law, Human Rights, Conflict and Security Law, and Comparative Law.
PART I IDENTIFICATION OF PEREMPTORY NORMS; 1. Peremptory Norms as International Public Order; 2. The Criteria of Identification of Peremptory Norms and their Specific Groups; 3. Distinctive Characteristics of Peremptory Norms: Absolute Character, Non-Derogability and the Effect-Oriented Profile; 4. Concepts Cognate to Peremptory Norms; 5. Sources of Peremptory Norms; PART II EFFECT OF PEREMPTORY NORMS IN GENERAL INTERNATIONAL LAW; 6. Impact of Peremptory Norms in the Law of Treaties; 7. Peremptory Norms and the Validity of the Actions of States; 8. Remedies for Breaches of Peremptory Norms; 9. Peremptory Norms and the Allocation of Jurisdiction to States; 10. Peremptory Norms and State Immunity; 11. The Problem of Subsequent Validation of Breaches of Peremptory Norms; PART III PEREMPTORY NORMS AND THE POWERS OF INTERNATIONAL ORGANISATIONS; 12. The Applicability of Peremptory Norms to the Acts of International Organisations; 13. The Types of Conflicts of the Acts of International Organisations with Peremptory Norms; 14. Legal Consequences of the Conflict of Security Council Resolution with Peremptory Norms; PART IV PEREMPTORY NORMS AND THE POWERS OF INTERNATIONAL TRIBUNALS; 15. Peremptory Norms and International Judicial Jurisdiction; 16. Peremptory Norms and the Standing to Bring Claims; 17. Peremptory Norms and Friendly Settlement and Discontinuance of Cases; PART V EFFECT OF PEREMPTORY NORMS IN NATIONAL LEGAL SYSTEMS; 18. Techniques of Interaction of International Jus Cogens with National Law; 19. Peremptory Norms and Acts of Foreign States in Private International Law; Conclusion; Appendix