International law, international obligations and sovereignty in the work of judge Moreno Quintana

  • Diego Mejía-LemosEmail author


The article argues that, while Moreno Quintana is predominantly associated with regional international law in the Americas and sovereignty, particularly over formerly colonial territories, other aspects of his work have been neglected. Such less well-known aspects include his positions on the law of treaties, the law of international organizations, and the concept of ordre public in public international law. Furthermore, this article argues that the portrayal of Moreno Quintana as a progressive jurist might be unwarranted. For instance, while his better-known work might have been regarded as progressive, his views on treaty interpretation, for instance, were arguably restrictive. The article, instead, argues for a disaggregated and nuanced assessment of his work.


International Court of Justice International law International obligations Sovereignty 


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© The Indian Society of International Law 2019

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of LawNational University of SingaporeSingaporeSingapore

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