Riccardo Pisillo Mazzeschi

The Impact of Human Rights Law on the Conceptions and Methodologies of International Academic Lawyers

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Keywords: Human Rights; Doctrinal Conceptions and Methodologies; Self-contained Regimes; International Personality; Identification of General International Law; Conflicts Between Customary Norms.

It is generally recognised that international law of human rights has produced a phenomenon of modernization of general international law. This paper aims at demonstrating that this phenomenon has also had an impact on the conceptions and methodologies of international academic lawyers. First, it has affected the theories about self-contained regimes in the context of the relationship between human rights law and general international law. Second, it has induced the international legal doctrine to re-examine the classical topic of the legal position of the individual in international law. Third, it has affected the traditional theories on customary norms and the classic methodologies to identify general international law. Fourth, it has produced an influence on the methodologies for resolving conflicts between 'state-centered' international norms and 'human-centered' international norms.

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