Background : fragmentation of international law and "human rightism" Research assumption Methodological approach Recurrent references to the concept of law-making treaties (with an independent monitoring organ) Assessing the "special" approach towards reservations (articles 19-23 VCLT) Special application of human rights treaties (articles 24-30 VCLT)? Special approach towards intepretation of human rights treaties (31-33 VCLT)? Special significance for third parties (articles 34-38 VLCT and 53)? Special status for the norms enshrined in the ECHR or the ACHR (articles 30, 34-42, 53, 59 and 64 VCLT)? Withdrawl from human rights treaties (article 56 VCLT) Specialty claim for various topics of general international law treated by human rights courts Human rightism or development Harmony, not autonomy "Specialty" claims of human rights law are seldom conclusive to depart from general international law Special status of human rights norms need to be clarified by general international law International human rights law does not threaten the unity of general international law.
Revised version of author's Ph.D. thesis, Catholic University of Leuven.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 597-621) and index.