The Oxford Handbook of International Adjudication

Paperback | December 5, 2015

EditorCesare P. R. Romano, Karen J. Alter, Yuval Shany

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The post-Cold War proliferation of international adjudicatory bodies and increase in litigation has greatly affected international law and politics. A growing number of international courts and tribunals, exercising jurisdiction over international crimes and sundry international disputes, havebecome, in some respects, the lynchpin of the international legal system.The Oxford Handbook of International Adjudication charts the transformations in international adjudication that took place astride the twentieth and twenty-first century, bringing together the insight of 47 prominent legal, philosophical, ethical, political, and social science scholars. Overall, the40 contributions in this Handbook provide an original and comprehensive understanding of the various contemporary forms of international adjudication. The Handbook is divided into six parts. Part I provides an overview of the origins and evolution of international adjudicatory bodies, from thenineteenth century to the present, highlighting the dynamics driving the multiplication of international adjudicative bodies and their uneven expansion. Part II analyses the main families of international adjudicative bodies, providing a detailed study of state-to-state, criminal, human rights,regional economic, and administrative courts and tribunals, as well as arbitral tribunals and international compensation bodies. Part III lays out the theoretical approaches to international adjudication, including those of law, political science, sociology, and philosophy. Part IV examines somecontemporary issues in international adjudication, including the behavior, role, and effectiveness of international judges and the political constraints that restrict their function, as well as the making of international law by international courts and tribunals, the relationship betweeninternational and domestic adjudicators, the election and selection of judges, the development of judicial ethical standards, and the financing of international courts. Part V examines key actors in international adjudication, including international judges, legal counsel, international prosecutors,and registrars. Finally, Part VI overviews select legal and procedural issues facing international adjudication, such as evidence, fact-finding and experts, jurisdiction and admissibility, the role of third parties, inherent powers, and remedies. The Handbook is an invaluable and thought-provoking resource for scholars and students of international law and political science, as well as for legal practitioners at international courts and tribunals.

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The post-Cold War proliferation of international adjudicatory bodies and increase in litigation has greatly affected international law and politics. A growing number of international courts and tribunals, exercising jurisdiction over international crimes and sundry international disputes, havebecome, in some respects, the lynchpin of t...

Cesare P. R. Romano is Professor of Law and W Joseph Ford Fellow at Loyola Law School, Los Angeles. Karen J Alter is Professor of Political Science and Law at Northwestern University and a permanent visiting professor at the iCourts Center for Excellence, University of Copenhagen Faculty of Law. Yuval Shany is the Hersch Lauterpacht Ch...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:1072 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 1.67 inPublished:December 5, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Part I: Mapping International Adjudicative Bodies1. Cesare PR Romano, Karen J Alter, and Yuval Shany: Mapping International Adjudicative Bodies, the Issues, and Players2. Cesare PR Romano, Karen J Alter, and Francesco Sebregondi: Illustrations: A Reader's Guide3. Mary Ellen O'Connell and Lenore VanderZee: The History of International Adjudication4. Karen J Alter: The Multiplication of International Courts and Tribunals after the End of the Cold War5. Cesare PR Romano: The Shadow Zones of International Judicialization6. Cesare PR Romano: Trial and Error in International Judicialization7. Pierre-Marie Dupuy and Jorge E Vinulaes: The Challenge of "Proliferation": An Anatomy of the Debate8. Jose E Alvarez: What are International Judges For? The Main Functions of International AdjudicationPart II: Orders and Families of International Adjudicative Bodies9. Sean D Murphy: International Judicial Bodies for Resolving Disputes Between States10. William A Schabas: International Criminal Courts11. Solomon T Ebobrah: International Human Rights Courts12. Carl Baudenbacher and Michael-James Clifton: Courts of Regional Economic and Political Integration Agreements13. David D Caron: International Claims and Compensation Bodies14. Christoph Schreuer: Investment Arbitration15. Chittharanjan F Amerasinghe: International Administrative TribunalsPart III: Theoretical Approaches to Studying International Adjudication16. Maya Steinitz: Transnational Legal Process Theories17. Mark A Pollack: Political Science and International Adjudication18. Mikael Rask Madsen: Sociological Approaches to International Courts19. Samantha Besson: Legal Philosophical Issues of International Adjudication: Getting Over the "Amour Impossible" between International Law and AdjudicationPart IV: Contemporary Issues in International Adjudication20. Alexandra Huneeus: Compliance with Judgments and Decisions21. Laurence R Helfer: The Effectiveness of International Adjudicators22. Tom Ginsburg: Political Constraints on International Courts23. Armin von Bogdandy and Ingo Venzke: The Spell of Precedents: Lawmaking by International Courts and Tribunals24. Andre Nollkaemper: Conversations among Courts: Domestic and International Adjudicators25. Erik Voeten: International Judicial Behavior26. Natalie Klein: Who Litigates and Why27. Thordis Ingadottir: The Financing of International AdjudicationPart V: Key Actors28. Leigh Swigart and Daniel Terris: Who are International Judges?29. Eran Sthoeger and Michael Wood: The International Bar30. Antoine Vauchez: Communities of International Litigators31. Kevin Jon Heller: The Role of the International Prosecutor32. Kate Gibson: Defense Counsel in International Criminal Trials33. Stephanie Cartier and Cristina Hoss: The Role of Registries and Legal Secretariats in International Judicial InstitutionsPart VI: Selected Legal and Procedural Issues of International Adjudication34. Ruth Mackenzie: The Selection of International Judges35. Anja Seibert-Fohr: International Judicial Ethics36. Yuval Shany: Jurisdiction and Admissibility37. Yael Ronen and Yael Naggan: Third Parties38. Chester Brown: Inherent Powers in International Adjudication39. Anna Riddell: Evidence, Fact-Finding, and Experts40. Christine Gray: RemediesAnnex 1: International Judicial Bodies: RecapitulationAnnex 2: States Subject to Compulsory Jurisdiction