The Settlement of Disputes in International Law: Institutions and Procedures

Paperback | August 5, 2019

byJohn Collier, Vaughan Lowe QC, Antonios Tzanakopoulos

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The fully revised and updated new edition of this authoritative work provides a clear and detailed analysis of the institutions and procedures for the settlement of international disputes. There has been a continued expansion of the number of international tribunals and the number of casesbefore international courts in recent years. The proliferation of such fora and of the jurisprudence they generate has made it essential to understand and regulate evolving and competing jurisdictions. This new edition authoritatively sets out the substance and procedure of the law of internationaldispute settlement in the context of these new developments.The first part of the book examines the different methods and institutions of dispute settlement. It introduces the most important dispute settlement methods and discusses the role of domestic courts in settling international disputes. It assesses the institutions of general jurisdiction, notablythe International Court of Justice, and the various sectoral regimes of dispute settlement. Part two provides a comprehensive examination of procedure before an international court or tribunal. It sets out the shared elements of procedure, while also highlighting the important procedural differencesbetween the various international courts and arbitral bodies. This section includes an discussion of the law of evidence and the conduct of counsel in international adjudication. The third part focuses on the problems facing the system of international dispute settlement as a result of theproliferation of dispute resolution mechanisms, and the augmenting specialization and fragmentation of international law. It analyses the various ways competing jurisdictions can be regulated to avoid creating conflicting decisions, and the resultant systemic incoherence. The book remains essentialreading for both students of international law and international legal practitioners.

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The fully revised and updated new edition of this authoritative work provides a clear and detailed analysis of the institutions and procedures for the settlement of international disputes. There has been a continued expansion of the number of international tribunals and the number of casesbefore international courts in recent years. Th...

John Collier retired as Lecturer in Law and Fellow of Trinity Hall, Cambridge in 2001. Vaughan Lowe, QC is Emeritus Chichele Professor of Public International Law and a Fellow of All Souls College. He was formerly Reader in International Law and a Fellow of Corpus Christi College in the University of Cambridge; and before that he taug...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:520 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 0.68 inPublished:August 5, 2019Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

1. IntroductionPart 1: Institutions2. Methods of Dispute Settlement: The Basic Framework3. The Role of Domestic Courts in the Settlement of International DisputesSection 1: Institutions of General Jurisdiction4. Arbitration5. The International Court of JusticeSection 2: Institutions of Special/Limited Jurisdiction6. Dispute Settlement in the Law of the Sea7. The Settlement of International Economic Disputes8. The Settlement of International Investment Disputes9. Dispute Settlement and the Global Environment10. Disputes between the Individual and the State11. Dispute Settlement in International SportPart 2: ProcedureSection 1: Dynamic View12. The Initial Stages13. Preliminary Objections14. Provisional Measures15. Third Parties16. The Judgment or AwardSection 2: Static View17. The Tribunal18. The Bench19. Pleadings and Hearings20. Conduct of Counsel21. EvidencePart 3: Problems of the International Dispute Settlement System22. The Proliferation of International Courts and Tribunals23. Regulating Competing Jurisdictions24. Outlook

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`This new book... is... a welcome addition to recent works on dispute resolution... One of the distinguishing features of the book is the combination of the analysis of the settlement of interstate disputes and disputes in which private parties are involved... In one respect, the authors havemanaged, I believe, to achieve almost the impossible. In only 273 pages they describe succinctly, but at the same time exhaustively, structures and procedures of almost all the most important international mechanisms of dispute resolution, and analyse rather incisively various aspects of someprominent cases decided by these mechanisms and procedures. I do not know of any other work that discusses these issues so concisely and clearly.'Rein Mullerson, International Affairs Vol.76 No.3