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Sazonova, K.L. On the issue of correlation of international crimes of a state, jus cogens norms, and erga omnes obligations in the modern international law

Published in journal "Law and Politics", 2013-9 in rubric "XXI century International law", pages 1175-1181.

Resume: A bit more than 40 years ago three international legal concepts became subjects of discussion: the concept of international crimes committed by states, the concept of jus cogens norms and the concept of erga omnes obligations, which were aimed to bring the international community to the new level of interaction and consolidation. However, the positive consequences of the conceptual provisions of these concepts are not obvious, especially concerning their practical implementation. The international scientific community fails to resolve the problems of specific contents of these concepts, their correlation, in spite of the fact that they touch upon the fundamental issues of modern international interactions. That is why, it is important to analyze these three concepts, which have much in common, being rather different from each other, and to evaluate the positions of legal scholars in the sphere of international law on these concepts. The author considers that the key aspect, connecting the concept of international crimes committed by states, the concept of jus cogens norms and the concept of erga omnes obligations, is that all of these concepts presuppose a quality difference in consolidation and coordination of international community up to the development of the supranational level of government.

Keywords: the ICJ, international community, erga omnes obligations, jus cogens norms, international crimes committed by states, international law, the ILO, use of force, genocide, apartheid.

DOI: 10.7256/1811-9018.2013.9.9410

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