The Influence of International Human Rights Norms Considered as Jus Cogens in Latin-American Constitutionalism, with Special Reference to the Mexican Legal System

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Héctor Portillo Jiménez

ISBN 978-3-8258-1688-9
Band-Nr. 52
Jahr 2008
Seiten 272
Bindung broschiert
Reihe Publications of the Institute of Federalism Fribourg Switzerland


Since the codification of the jus cogens concept in the Vienna Convention
on the Law of Treaties of 1969 the link between international human rights
and jus cogens has been clear.

This work intents to enlarge the catalogue of international human rights
belonging to jus cogens; mainly through the demonstration that the
absolute nature of human rights overcomes the arguments against this
possibility (e.g. the emergency case clause). This work analyzes also the
effect of the jus cogens-human rights binomial in Latin-American
constitutions, with a special emphasis to the Mexican legal order.

Cand. Dr. iur Héctor Portillo Jiménez. Specialist in international human
rights law.