The Statute of the International Court of Justice: A Commentary

Hardcover | November 11, 2012

EditorAndreas Zimmermann, Karin Oellers-Frahm, Christian Tomuschat

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The International Court of Justice is the principal judicial organ of the United Nations and plays a central role in both the peaceful settlement of international disputes and the development of international law. This comprehensive Commentary on the Statute of the International Court ofJustice, now in its second edition, analyses in detail not only the Statute of the Court itself but also the related provisions of the United Nations Charter as well as the relevant provisions of the Court's Rules of Procedure. Five years after the first edition was published, the second edition ofthe Commentary embraces current events before the International Court of Justice as well as before other courts and tribunals relevant for the interpretation and application of its Statute.The Commentary provides a comprehensive overview and analysis of all legal questions and issues the Court has had to address in the past and will have to address in the future. It illuminates the central issues of procedure and substance that the Court and counsel appearing before it face in theirday-to-day work.In addition to commentary covering all of the articles of the Statute of the ICJ, plus the relevant articles of the Charter of the United Nations, the book includes three scene-setting chapters: Historical Introduction, General Principles of Procedural Law, and Discontinuation and Withdrawal. Thesecond edition of the Commentary adds two important and instructive chapters on Counter-Claims and Evidentiary Issues.The combination of expert editors and commentators, and their assessment of new developments in the important work of the ICJ, make this a landmark publication in the field of international law.

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The International Court of Justice is the principal judicial organ of the United Nations and plays a central role in both the peaceful settlement of international disputes and the development of international law. This comprehensive Commentary on the Statute of the International Court ofJustice, now in its second edition, analyses in d...

4Dr. Andreas Zimmermann is Professor at the University of Potsdam and Director of the Potsdam Centre of Human Rights. He is former Member of the German delegation to the Preparatory Committee and the United Nations Diplomatic Conference on the Establishment of an International Criminal Court, member of the Permanent Court of Arbitratio...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:1664 pagesPublished:November 11, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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AbbreviationsList of AuthorsGeneral BibliographyTable of Cases I-ICJTable of Cases II-PCIJTable of Cases III-Other BodiesPART ONE: INTRODUCTIONSir Robert Jennings/Dame Rosalyn Higgins: General IntroductionOle Spiermann: Historical IntroductionPART TWO: RELEVANT PROVISIONS OF THE UN CHARTERChristian J. Tams: Article 2, para. 3 UN CharterVera Gowlland Debbas: Article 7 UN CharterChristian Tomuschat: Article 33 UN CharterThomas Giegerich: Article 36 UN CharterKarin Oellers-Frahm: Article 92 UN CharterKarin Oellers-Frahm: Article 93 UN CharterKarin Oellers-Frahm: Article 94 UN CharterKarin Oellers-Frahm: Article 95 UN CharterKarin Oellers-Frahm: Article 96 UN CharterPART THREE: STATUTE OF THE INTERNATIONAL COURT OF JUSTICEVera Gowlland Debbas: Article 11. Organization of the CourtMariano Aznar Gomez: Article 2Mariano Aznar Gomez: Article 3Patricia Georget/Judge Vladimir Golitsyn/Ralph Zacklin: Article 4Patricia Georget/Judge Vladimir Golitsyn/Ralph Zacklin: Article 5Patricia Georget/Judge Vladimir Golitsyn/Ralph Zacklin: Article 6Patricia Georget/Judge Vladimir Golitsyn/Ralph Zacklin: Article 7Patricia Georget/Judge Vladimir Golitsyn/Ralph Zacklin: Article 8Bardo Fassbender: Article 9Bardo Fassbender: Article 10Bardo Fassbender: Article 11Bardo Fassbender: Article 12John Dugard: Article 13John Dugard: Article 14John Dugard: Article 15Philippe Couvreur: Article 16Philippe Couvreur: Article 17David Anderson/Samuel Wordsworth: Article 18David Anderson/Samuel Wordsworth: Article 19Daniel Erasmus Khan: Article 20Malcom Shaw: Article 21Malcom Shaw: Article 22Stefan Talmon: Article 23Sir Robert Jennings/Philippe Couvreur: Article 24Paolo Palchetti: Article 25Paolo Palchetti: Article 26Paolo Palchetti: Article 27Paolo Palchetti: Article 28Paolo Palchetti: Article 29Hugh Thirlway: Article 30Pieter Hendrik Kooijmans: Article 31Carlos Esposito Massicci: Article 32Carlos Esposito Massicci: Article 33Giorgio Gaja: Relationship with Other International Courts and Tribunals2. Competence of the CourtPierre-Marie Dupuy: Article 34Andreas Zimmermann: Article 35Christian Tomuschat: Article 36Judge Bruno Simma/Daphne Richemond: Article 37Alain Pellet: Article 38Robert Kolb: General Principles of Procedural Law3. ProcedureMarcelo Kohen: Article 39Sienho Yee: Article 40Sean D. Murphy: Counter-ClaimsKarin Oeller-Frahm: Article 41Sir Franklin Berman: Article 42Stefan Talmon: Article 43Christian Walter: Article 44Sienho Yee: Article 45Sabine von Schorlemmer: Article 46Sabine von Schorlemmer: Article 47Santiago Torres Bernardez: Article 48Markus Benzing: Evidentiary IssuesChristian J. Tams: Article 49Christian J. Tams: Article 50Christian J. Tams: Article 51Christian J. Tams: Article 52Hans von Mangoldt/Andreas Zimmermann: Article 53Bardo Fassbender: Article 54Bardo Fassbender: Article 55Lori Damrosch: Article 56Rainer Hofmann/Tilman Laubner: Article 57Daniel Erasmus Khan: Article 58Chester Brown: Article 59Gerhard Wegen: Discontinuation and WithdrawalAndreas Zimmermann/Tobias Thienel: Article 60Andreas Zimmermann/Robin Geiss: Article 61Christine Chinkin: Article 62Christine Chinkin: Article 63Carlos Esposito Massicci: Article 644. Advisory OpinionsJochen Abr. Frowein/Karin Oellers-Frahm: Article 65Andreas Paulus: Article 66Andreas Paulus: Article 67Judge Jean Pierre Cot: Article 685. AmendmentWolfram Karl: Article 69Wolfram Karl: Article 70Appendix 1: Statute of the International Court of JusticeAppendix 2: Rules of CourtIndex

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"The dynamism, diversity of viewpoints, close examination of the statutory provisions of the Court with reference to the case-law, practicality of the contents and intensity of the analysis, all characterizing this collection, make it an outstanding reference book for international lawlibraries and for all interested in the subject of international law, academic or practitioner alike, including future agents, counsel and experts." --Bing Bing Jia, Chinese Journal of International Law