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AGUILAR CAVALLO, Gonzalo. El reconocimiento jurisprudencial de la tortura y de la desaparición forzada de personas como normas imperativas de derecho internacional público. Ius et Praxis [online]. 2006, vol.12, n.1, pp.117-154. ISSN 0718-0012.

One of the most outstanding features of the modern world legal current issues consists in increasing presence of the contemporary international law at the moment of adopting law making or judicial decisions within states domestic jurisdiction. One of the main provisions that appear to be crucial in this aspect is those called imperative or ius cogens. International, regional and national tribunals are increasingly recognizing and applying these imperative and non derogable norms. Due to the world events especially in recent times, some peremptory norms like the prohibition of torture provide legislative, executive and judicial state's bodies with a major inspiring and guiding role. As a result of the hierarchy of these norms and the increasing interaction and interdependency between national and international legal systems, the case law activity developed by jurisdictional bodies, both international and foreign, represents evidence, without any doubt, that these norms will play a fundamental role within the states

Keywords : International Law; Domestic Law; Domestic Jurisdiction; Ius cogens Standards; Human Rights; Torture; Enforced Disappearance.

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