A Common Law of International Adjudication by Chester BrownA Common Law of International Adjudication by Chester Brown

A Common Law of International Adjudication

byChester Brown

Paperback | March 14, 2009

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Recent years have seen a proliferation of international courts and tribunals, which has given rise to several new issues affecting the administration of international justice. This book makes a signification contribution to understanding the impact of this proliferation by addressing oneimportant question: namely, whether international courts and tribunals are increasingly adopting common approaches to issues of procedure and remedies. This book's central argument is that there is an increasing commonality in the practice of international courts to the application of rulesconcerning these issues, and that this represents the emergence of a common law of international adjudication. This book examines this question by considering several key issues relating to procedure and remedies, and analyses relevant international jurisprudence to demonstrate that there is susbstantial commonality. It goes on to look at why international courts are increasingly adopting common approachesto such questions, and why a greater degree of commonality may be found with respect to some issues rather than others. In doing so, light is shed on the methods adopted by international courts to engage in the cross-fertilization of legal principles. The emergence of a common law of international adjudication has important practical and theoretical implications, as it suggests that international courts can also devise common approaches to the challenges that they face in the age of proliferation. It also suggests that international courts do notgenerally operate as self-contained regimes, but rather that they regard themselves as forming part of a community of international courts, therefore having positive implications for the development of an truly international legal system.
Chestser Brown is an Assistant Legal Adviser to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Title:A Common Law of International AdjudicationFormat:PaperbackDimensions:280 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.03 inPublished:March 14, 2009Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:019956390X

ISBN - 13:9780199563906

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Table of Contents

AbstractPrefaceAcknowledgmentsTable of ContentsTable of AbbreviationsIntroduction1. A Common Law of International Adjudication: Background and Scope2. The Powers of International Courts Relating to Procedure and Remedies3. Aspects of Evidence in International Adjudication4. Power of International Courts to Grant Provisional Measures5. Power of International Courts to Interpret and Revise Judgments and Awards6. Remedies in International Adjudication7. A Common Law of International Adjudication: Reasons and ImplicationsConclusionBibliographyTable of CasesTable of International Instruments