...the grand monograph of Orakhelashvili, which is indisputably a valuable contribution to the development of the doctrine of jus cogens as regards more specific aspects of the concept. Varro Vooglaid, Finnish Yearbook of International Law There is no doubt at all that this is a very powerful, well-argued piece of work, which will become a major point of reference for all international lawyers. The British Yearbook of International Law 2007 ...this book is an excellent and lasting contribution to the study of international law. The author admirably deals with this difficult subject-matter and presents a complete ... analysis of the norms of jus cogens, based on meticulous research. Malgosia Fitzmaurice, Queen Mary, University of London, in International and Comparative Law Quarterly
About the Author
Alexander Orakhelashvili has previously lectured at the University of London, Queen Mary and Westfield College in Public International Law, and the Law of Armed Conflict. He has been a visiting research fellow at the Max-Plank Institute of International and Comparative Law, and a tutor in International Law at Jesus College, Cambridge. He is widely published both in Russia and in the West in the fields of Public International Law, Human Rights, Conflict and Security Law, and Comparative Law.