The International Court of Justice

Paperback | November 12, 2016

byHugh Thirlway

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In recent years States have made more and more extensive use of the International Court of Justice for the judicial settlement of disputes. Despite being declared by the Court's Statute to have no binding force for States other than the parties to the case, its decisions have come toconstitute a body of jurisprudence that is frequently invoked in other disputes, in international negotiation, and in academic writing. This jurisprudence, covering a wide range of aspects of international law, is the subject of considerable ongoing academic examination; it needs however to be seen against the background, and in the light, of the Court's structure, jurisdiction and operation, and the principles applied in thesedomains. The purpose of this book is thus to provide an accessible and comprehensive study of this aspect of the Court, and in particular of its procedure, written by a scholar who has had unique opportunities of close observation of the Court in action. This distillation of direct experience andexpertise makes it essential reading for all those who study, teach or practise international law.

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In recent years States have made more and more extensive use of the International Court of Justice for the judicial settlement of disputes. Despite being declared by the Court's Statute to have no binding force for States other than the parties to the case, its decisions have come toconstitute a body of jurisprudence that is frequently...

Hugh Thirlway entered the service of the International Court of Justice in 1968; he held the specially created post of Principal Legal Secretary from 1987 to 1994 and from 2003 to 2007. In the intervening years he was Professor of International Law at the Graduate Institute of International Studies, Geneva, and he has since held a numb...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.01 inPublished:November 12, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198779089

ISBN - 13:9780198779087

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Table of Contents

Part One: The Court1. The Court as an Organ of the United Nations2. Composition of the Court and Role of the RegistryPart Two: The Jurisdiction and Powers of the Court3. The Law Applied by the Court4. Jurisdiction in Contentious Cases5. Jurisdiction in Contentious Cases (Continued)6. Jurisdiction in Advisory ProceedingsPart Three: Contentious Proceedings7. Overview of Contentious Proceedings8. The Proceedings in a Contentious CasePart Four: Advisory Proceedings9. Procedure in Advisory CasesPart Five: The Decision10. Form, Content, and Preparation of Decisions11. Form, Content, and Preparation of Decisions12. Judges' Separate and Dissenting OpinionsPart Six: Incidental Proceedings13. Provisional Measures14. Preliminary Objections15. InterventionPart Seven: The Post-adjudicative Stage16. Interpretation and Revision of JudgmentsPart Eight: The Court and the Future17. The Court at 70 : Concluding Reflections