The Place of Individual Rights Within the International Legal Order: A theory of Third Party Rights

"This thesis examines the legal regime applicable to individual rights under international law: in particular, whether inter-State norms of general international law apply to individual rights. The thesis suggests that we need a theory that reserves a role for general international law but that takes the rights of non-State actors seriously. Using investment treaties as its main case study, the thesis suggests conceptualizing treaties that create individual rights as stipulation pour autrui.

PhD Director(s):
Joost Pauwelyn
Jury member(s): Fuad Zarbiyev

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