Professional Ethics at the International Bar

Hardcover | October 4, 2013

byArman Sarvarian

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Over the past twenty years, the volume of international litigation and arbitration has increased exponentially. As the number of new international courts and tribunals has proliferated, the diversity and volume of advocates appearing before the international courts has also increased. Withthis increase, the ethical standards that apply to counsel have become a growing field of interest to practitioners of public international law. Problems threatening the integrity of the international judicial process and concerns about divergent ethical standards amongst counsel have multiplied inthe international judicial system, prompting early attempts by senior members of the 'international bar' to articulate common ethical standards.Professional Ethics at the International Bar examines the question of how to articulate common ethical standards for counsel appearing before international courts and tribunals, and the legal powers and practical ability of international courts to prescribe and enforce such standards. It conductsoriginal research into both the theory and practice of the issues arising from this nascent process of professionalization. Using various sources, including interviews with judges, registrars, and senior practitioners, it argues that the professionalization of advocacy through the articulation ofcommon ethical standards is both desirable and feasible in order to protect the integrity and fairness of the international judicial process.

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Over the past twenty years, the volume of international litigation and arbitration has increased exponentially. As the number of new international courts and tribunals has proliferated, the diversity and volume of advocates appearing before the international courts has also increased. Withthis increase, the ethical standards that apply...

From 2009-2010 Arman Sarvarian acted as legal secretary to the International Law Association Study Group on International Courts and Tribunals, throughout the drafting of the ILA Hague Principles on Ethical Standards for Counsel before International Courts and Tribunals. Since 2011, he has been a member of the International Bar Associ...
Format:HardcoverDimensions:336 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.98 inPublished:October 4, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199679460

ISBN - 13:9780199679461

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Table of Contents

1. IntroductionPart I: Theoretical and Historical Background2. The Role of Counsel Ethics in International Litigation3. The Historical Development of National Ethical Traditions4. The Historical Development of International Advocacy until 1945Part II: Advocacy before International Courts and Tribunals5. The International Court of Justice6. The European Court of Justice7. The European Court of Human Rights8. The International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes9. The International Criminal CourtPart III: Counsel Ethics before International Courts in the Twenty-First Century10. Professionalisation before International Courts11. Towards an International Bar12. Conclusions