Letter to the Journal Today as Yesterday? Unilateral Coercive Measures and Human Dignity


Type
Article
Change log
Authors
Le Moli, G 
Viñuales, JE 
Abstract

The purpose of this article is to use the question of unilateral coercive measures (UCMs) as a vantage point to explore what it tells us about the degree of transformation of international law from a horizontal to a mixed “horizontal-vertical” legal order. We show that such transformation is manifested not by the mere existence of limits to horizontal reactions but by the values from which such limits increasingly arise (above all human dignity) and the legal mechanisms through which they find expression. When considered together, these values and mechanisms instil a significant degree of verticality in the international legal order.

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Keywords
4803 International and Comparative Law, 48 Law and Legal Studies, 4807 Public Law
Journal Title
Chinese Journal of International Law
Conference Name
Journal ISSN
1540-1650
1746-9937
Volume Title
18
Publisher
Oxford University Press (OUP)
Rights
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