- Table of National Cases
- Table of Treaties, Declarations, and Other International Instruments
- Table of Abbreviations
- Notes on the Contributors
- Moral Philosophy
- Biological Foundations of Human Rights
- Sociology of Human Rights
- The Psychological Foundations of Human Rights
- Anthropology and the Grounds of Human Rights
- The Foundations of Justice and Human Rights in Early Legal Texts and Thought
- General Principles and Constitutions as Sources of Human Rights Law
- The Anti-Slavery Movement and the Rise of International Non-Governmental Organizations
- Diplomatic Protection as a Source of Human Rights Law
- Humanitarian Law as a Source of Human Rights Law
- Social Justice, Rights, and Labour
- The Protection of Minorities under the Auspices of the League of Nations
- Human Dignity
- Democracy and the Rule of Law
- The Law-Making Process: From Declaration to Treaty to Custom to Prevention
- Core Rights and Obligations
- Jus Cogens and Obligations Erga Omnes
- Positive and Negative Obligations
- From Commission to the Council: Evolution of UN Charter Bodies
- The Role and Impact of Treaty Bodies
- The Role of International Tribunals: Law-Making or Creative Interpretation?
- Universality and the Growth of Regional Systems
- National Implementation and Interpretation
- Roles and Responsibilities of Non-State Actors
- Interpretation of Human Rights Treaties
- Enforcing Human Rights Through Economic Sanctions
- Transnational Litigation: Jurisdiction and Immunities
- The Use of International Force to Prevent or Halt Atrocities: From Humanitarian Intervention to the Responsibility to Protect
- Trade Law and Investment Law
- Creating and Applying Human Rights Indicators
- What Outcomes for Victims?
- Human Rights Make a Difference: Lessons from Latin America
Abstract and Keywords
This article examines the influence of the law of diplomatic protection on the development of international human rights law. It explains the legal rules concerning diplomatic protection and discusses its territorial and nationality dimensions. It argues that the law on diplomatic protection has played an important role in setting some benchmarks for the protection of individuals and that the most important element has not only been the international minimum standard itself but the acceptance that this standard prevailed over national law by the mid-1920s.
International Law, University of Amsterdam
Dr. Annemarieke Vermeer-Künzli is Assistant Professor at the Amsterdam Center for International Law, University of Amsterdam. Her main areas of research concern state responsibility in general and diplomatic protection and non-recognition of illegality in particular. She has published widely on diplomatic protection, the topic on which she also wrote her doctoral thesis. In this context, she also assisted Prof. John Dugard in his work for the UN International Law Commission. She is a member of the ILA-Committee on recognition/non-recognition. At the University of Amsterdam, she teaches international law and the law of state responsibility.
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