The Manual on International Courts and Tribunals

Hardcover | April 20, 2010

byRuth Mackenzie, Cesare Romano, Philippe Sands

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The dramatic rise in the number of international courts and tribunals and the expansion of their legal powers has been one of the most significant developments in international law of the late 20th century. The emergence of an international judiciary provided international law with a strongerthan ever law enforcement apparatus, and facilitated the transformation of many aspects of international relations from being power-based to being law-based.The first edition of the Manual on International Courts and Tribunals, published in 1999, was the first book to survey systematically this new institutional landscape, by describing in an accessible and uniformly structured manner the legal powers and operating procedures of all major internationaljudicial and quasi-judicial bodies. In doing so, it laid the groundwork for comparative study and research of the law and practice of international courts and tribunals - an emerging field of international legal research, which has already spurred a series of publications, conferences and academiccourses. This second edition updates the first edition by describing the many legal changes that have taken place in the last decade, including important reforms in the laws and procedures of many international courts and tribunals, relevant developments in their increasingly rich jurisprudence and thecreation of new judicial fora. Moreover, it assesses the overall record of these judicial bodies. The data and legal analysis offered in the book provide both practitioners and academics with an important basis of knowledge that will help them better understand the details of internationaladjudication and its context.

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The dramatic rise in the number of international courts and tribunals and the expansion of their legal powers has been one of the most significant developments in international law of the late 20th century. The emergence of an international judiciary provided international law with a strongerthan ever law enforcement apparatus, and fac...

Ruth Mackenzie is Principal Research Fellow and Deputy Director of the Centre for International Courts and Tribunals at the Faculty of Laws, University College London. She is a director of the Project on International Courts and Tribunals, and a member of the Steering Committee of the DOMAC project (research on the impact of internati...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:500 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.98 inPublished:April 20, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Introduction: A system of international courts and tribunalsPart One: The Global Courts1. The International Court of Justice (ICJ)2. The International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS)3. The Appellate Body of the WTO Dispute Settlement Body (AB)Part Two: Arbitration Institutions4. The Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA)5. International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID)6. Other Arbitration Institutions and RulesPart Three: International Criminal Courts7. The International Criminal Court (ICC)8. The ad hoc International Criminal Tribunals (ICTY, ICTR)9. The Hybrid Criminal TribunalsPart Four: Regional Economic Integration Bodies/Free Trade Arrangements10. The Court of Justice of the European Communities (ECJ)11. Courts of Justice of other Economic Communities12. North American Free Trade Area (NAFTA) dispute settlement proceduresPart Five: Human Rights Bodies13. European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR)14. Inter-American Court and Commission of Human Rights15. African Court and Commission of Human and Peoples' Rights16. Human Rights Committee (HRC)17. Other UN Treaty Bodies18. Social Rights CommitteesPart Six: Inspection Panels19. World Bank Inspection Panel20. Other Inspection PanelsConclusions: Comparisons, Distinctions and Prospects