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Beyond responsibility to protect: Ceci N'Est Pas Une Pipe (2016)
Book Chapter
Barnes, R. A., & Tzevelekos, V. P. (2016). Beyond responsibility to protect: Ceci N'Est Pas Une Pipe. In R. Barnes, & V. Tzevelekos (Eds.), Beyond responsibility to protect: Generating change in international law, 3-30. Intersentia. https://doi.org/10.1017/9781780687483.002

René Magritte's famous painting showing a pipe and painted text informing the reader that ‘[t]his is not a pipe’ is susceptible to varying interpretations. The truth of the painter's message depends on whether ‘this’ refers to the pipe depicted or to... Read More about Beyond responsibility to protect: Ceci N'Est Pas Une Pipe.

Reconstructing the effective control criterion in extraterritorial human rights breaches : direct attribution of wrongfulness, due diligence, and concurrent responsibility (2014)
Journal Article
Tzevelekos, V. P. (2014). Reconstructing the effective control criterion in extraterritorial human rights breaches : direct attribution of wrongfulness, due diligence, and concurrent responsibility. Michigan Journal of International Law, 34(1), 129-178

The paper discusses the rather thorny question of extraterritoriality in human rights protection and the effective control criterion developed by the European Court of Human Rights with a view to delimit territorially the ambit of human right obligat... Read More about Reconstructing the effective control criterion in extraterritorial human rights breaches : direct attribution of wrongfulness, due diligence, and concurrent responsibility.

Revisiting the humanisation of international law : limits and potential : obligations erga omnes, hierarchy of rules and the principle of due diligence as the basis for further humanisation (2013)
Journal Article
Tzevelekos, V. P. (2013). Revisiting the humanisation of international law : limits and potential : obligations erga omnes, hierarchy of rules and the principle of due diligence as the basis for further humanisation. Erasmus Law Review, 6(1), 62-76

The article critically evaluates the theory of the humanisation of international law. First, it argues that despite human rights having impact on (other areas of) international law, this trend has in the past been somewhat inflated. A number of examp... Read More about Revisiting the humanisation of international law : limits and potential : obligations erga omnes, hierarchy of rules and the principle of due diligence as the basis for further humanisation.

The use of article 31(3)(c) of the VCLT in the case-law of the ECtHR : an effective anti-fragmentation tool or a selective loophole for the reinforcement of human rights teleology? (2010)
Journal Article
Tzevelekos, V. (2010). The use of article 31(3)(c) of the VCLT in the case-law of the ECtHR : an effective anti-fragmentation tool or a selective loophole for the reinforcement of human rights teleology?. Michigan Journal of International Law, 31(3), 621-690

In Part I the Article will briefly introduce the question of the fragmentation of international law, and will more extensively delineate the role that the ILC attributed to Article 31(3)(c) and the ILC's expectations regarding its success in this rol... Read More about The use of article 31(3)(c) of the VCLT in the case-law of the ECtHR : an effective anti-fragmentation tool or a selective loophole for the reinforcement of human rights teleology?.

In search of alternative solutions : can the state of origin be held internationally responsible for investors' human rights abuses that are not attributable to it? (2010)
Journal Article
Tzevelekos, V. (2010). In search of alternative solutions : can the state of origin be held internationally responsible for investors' human rights abuses that are not attributable to it?. Brooklyn Journal of International Law, 35(1), 155-231

The paper establishes a three-step (due diligence, positive effect of human rights and extraterritoriality) argument for the responsibility of the home state for the human right breaches of its investors in third countries.

Vers la reconnaissance d'un droit étatique à l'autoprotection? Entre le droit et la politique (2008)
Journal Article
Tzevelekos, V. (2008). Vers la reconnaissance d'un droit étatique à l'autoprotection? Entre le droit et la politique. Revue générale de droit international public, 112(2), 295-328

The paper defines the concept of self-help in international law and investigates its legal dimension. The argument put forth is that, whereas self-help does not correspond to a proper legal right for states, it finds a number of legal expressions (fr... Read More about Vers la reconnaissance d'un droit étatique à l'autoprotection? Entre le droit et la politique.


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