The paper presents a moral judgment-based account of customary international law (MJA), according to which opinio juris embodies a moral judgment, and moral judgment is involved in the interpretative process of of determining whether a customary norm has come into being. The MJA is shown to fit with the service conception of the legitimacy of international law, as opposed to a consent-based view. The second half of the paper considers the implications of the MJA for human rights as both customary norms and as norms of jus cogens.
Monday, March 23, 2015
Tasioulas: Custom, Jus Cogens, and Human Rights
John Tasioulas (King's College London – Law) has posted Custom, Jus Cogens, and Human Rights (in Custom’s Future: International Law in a Changing World, Curtis A. Bradley ed., forthcoming). Here's the abstract: