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date: 22 September 2020

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This article examines the relation between and obligations in the context of international human rights law. It discusses the content of and its relevance within the domestic legal order and explains the relevant provisions of Article 53 of the Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties of 1969 (VCLT). This article highlights the increasing formal recognition in state practice and doctrine of a hierarchy of norms in international law in the form of which indicates increased recognition of core values throughout the international community of states.

Keywords: jus cogens, erga omnes obligations, human rights law, domestic legal order, Article 53 VCLT, international law, core values, community of states

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