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International courts & procedures

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Great Judgments of the European Court of Justice

Great Judgments of the European Court of Justice

Author: William (Trinity College Dublin) Phelan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/01/2021

Great Judgments of the European Court of Justice presents a new approach to understanding the landmark decisions of the European Court of Justice in the 1960s and 1970s. By comparing the Court's doctrines to the enforcement and escape mechanisms employed by more common forms of trade treaty, it demonstrates how the individual rights created by the doctrine of direct effect were connected to the practical challenges of trade politics among the European states and, in particular, to the suppression of unilateral safeguard mechanisms and inter-state retaliation. Drawing on the writings and speeches of French Judge and President of the Court, Robert Lecourt, it demonstrates that one of the Court's most influential judges shared this understanding of the logic of direct effect. This book offers a distinctive interpretation of the Court of Justice's early years, as well as of the purpose of the fundamental principles of European law.

The Caribbean Court of Justice

The Caribbean Court of Justice

Author: Jan Yves Remy Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/01/2021

The Caribbean Court of Justice came into operation in 2005 and is based in Trinidad. It has two distinct roles - it acts as an international court in relation to the treaty governing the integration of Caribbean states, and it also acts as an appeal court (replacing the UK Privy Council) for civil and criminal cases from certain Caribbean states. This work adds an important new dimension to the literature on the Caribbean Court of Justice and on regional integration courts generally. Part I focuses on the operation of the CCJ itself, whilst Part II provides a comparative study of the CCJ and four other regional courts - the European Court of Justice, the Andean Community Tribunal, the Southern African Development Community Tribunal and the East African Court of Justice.

Identity and Diversity on the International Bench

Identity and Diversity on the International Bench

International courts and tribunals hold the power to decide on questions involving sovereignty over territory, grave human rights violations, international crimes, or millions of euros' worth of economic interests. Judges and arbitrators are the 'faces' and arguably the drivers of international adjudication. Yet certain groups tend to be overrepresented on international benches, while others remain underrepresented. Although international courts and tribunals differ in their institutional make-up and functions, they all rely in essence on the judgement of a group of individuals, each with their own background and experience. Even if adjudicators' identity is not the only, and may not be the decisive, influence on their decision-making, the relative lack of diversity has an effect on the judicial process and its outcomes, which in turn entails broader implications for the legitimacy of international law. This book analyses the implications of identity and diversity across numerous international adjudicatory bodies, focusing on a wide range of factors. Lack of diversity within the judiciary has been identified as a legitimacy concern in domestic settings, and the last few years have seen increasing attention to this question at the international level as well, making the book both timely and topical.

The Performance of Africa's International Courts

The Performance of Africa's International Courts

The performance of international courts has traditionally been judged against criteria of compliance and effectiveness. Whilst these are clearly desirable objectives for litigants before Africa's international courts, this book shows that we must look beyond these criteria to fully appreciate the impact of these courts. This book shows how litigants use their participation in international litigation to achieve other objectives: to amplify political disputes with their governments, to build their movement, to educate the public about their cause, and to challenge the status quo. Chapters in this collection show how these courts act as coordination points for opposition political parties to name and shame dominant parties for violation of their organizational rights. Others demonstrate how Africa's international courts serve as transitional justice mechanisms in which truth telling about ongoing conflict and authoritarian governance receives significant attention. This attention serves as a platform to galvanize resistance against continued authoritarian rule, especially from outside the conflict countries. Ultimately, the book shows that these courts must be judged against new and broader criteria, and understood as increasingly important venues for waging political, social, environmental, and legal struggles.

International Courts in Latin America and the Caribbean

International Courts in Latin America and the Caribbean

This book provides the first in-depth and empirically grounded analysis of the foundations and evolution of the four Latin American and Caribbean regional economic courts: the Central American Court of Justice (CACJ), the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ), the Andean Tribunal of Justice (ATJ), and the Mercosur Permanent Review Court (MPRC). While these Courts were established to build common markets and to enforce trade liberalisation, they have often developed bodies of jurisprudence in domains not directly associated with regional economic integration. The CCJ has been most successful in the area of human and fundamental rights; the CACJ has addressed issues related to the enforcement of the rule of law in national legal arenas and longstanding border disputes between the countries of the region; and the ATJ is an island of effective adjudication on intellectual property issues. The particular trajectories of these four Courts suggest that there is no universal formula for success. Challenging the mainstream account, this book argues that the Courts' operational path is not necessarily a function of their formally delegated competences or the will of the Member States. Rather, local socio-political contextual factors play a far more decisive role in influencing the direction of regional economic courts during and after their establishment.

Reports of judgments, advisory opinions and orders 2017

Reports of judgments, advisory opinions and orders 2017

Author: International Court of Justice Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/10/2020

One of the main purposes of the United Nations is to bring about adjustment or settlement of international disputes by peaceful means. This is accomplished through the International Court of Justice (ICJ), a principal organ of the United Nations. This publication is a compilation of the reports of judgments passed, advisory opinions offered, and orders by the Court with respect to cases brought before it by Member States and organs of the United Nations.

Reports of Judgments, Advisory Opinions and Orders Judgement No. 2867 of the Administrative Tribunal of the International Labour Organisation upon a Complaint filed against the International Fund for

Reports of Judgments, Advisory Opinions and Orders Judgement No. 2867 of the Administrative Tribunal of the International Labour Organisation upon a Complaint filed against the International Fund for

Author: International Court of Justice Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/10/2020

This series contains the decisions of the Court in both the English and French texts. Each decision is published as soon as possible after it has been given, in an unbound fascicle, which is sold separately. To allow for binding, a continuous system of pagination is adopted for all the fascicles of any one year. Early each year an analytical index is published of the previous year's decisions; this may also be purchased separately. A binder is available for those who have obtained the separate fascicles and index at the time of their publication. The collected decisions, with index, for each year, may also be obtained ready bound in one volume.

Reports of Judgments, Advisory Opinions and Orders

Reports of Judgments, Advisory Opinions and Orders

Author: International Court of Justice Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/10/2020

This series contains the decisions of the Court in both the English and French texts. Each decision is published as soon as possible after it has been given, in an unbound fascicle, which is sold separately. To allow for binding, a continuous system of pagination is adopted for all the fascicles of any one year. Early each year an analytical index is published of the previous year's decisions; this may also be purchased separately. A binder is available for those who have obtained the separate fascicles and index at the time of their publication. The collected decisions, with index, for each year, may also be obtained ready bound in one volume.

70 ANS DE LA Cour en Photos (English/French Edition)

70 ANS DE LA Cour en Photos (English/French Edition)

Author: International Court of Justice Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/10/2020

The Congo Trials in the International Criminal Court

The Congo Trials in the International Criminal Court

Author: Richard (Brandeis University, Massachusetts) Gaskins Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/10/2020

This is the first in-depth study of the first three ICC trials: an engaging, accessible text meant for specialists and students, for legal advocates and a wide range of professionals concerned with diverse cultures, human rights, and restorative justice. It introduces international justice and courtroom trials in practical terms, offering a balanced view on persistent tensions and controversies. Separate chapters analyze the working realities of central African armed conflicts, finding reasons for their surprising resistance to ICC legal formulas. The book dissects the Court's structural dynamics, which were designed to steer an elusive middle course between high moral ideals and hard political realities. Detailed chapters provide vivid accounts of courtroom encounters with four Congolese suspects. The mixed record of convictions, acquittals, dissents, and appeals, resulting from these trials, provides a map of distinct fault-lines within the ICC legal code, and suggests a rocky path ahead for the Court's next ventures.

Indigenous Courts, Self-Determination and Criminal Justice

Indigenous Courts, Self-Determination and Criminal Justice

Author: Valmaine Toki Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/07/2020

In New Zealand, as well as in Australia, Canada and other comparable jurisdictions, Indigenous peoples comprise a significantly disproportionate percentage of the prison population. For example, Maori, who comprise 15% of New Zealand's population, make up 50% of its prisoners. For Maori women, the figure is 60%. These statistics have, moreover, remained more or less the same for at least the past thirty years. With New Zealand as its focus, this book explores how the fact that Indigenous peoples are more likely than any other ethnic group to be apprehended, arrested, prosecuted, convicted and incarcerated, might be alleviated. Taking seriously the rights to culture and to self-determination contained in the Treaty of Waitangi, in many comparable jurisdictions (including Australia, Canada, the United States of America), and also in the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, the book make the case for an Indigenous court founded on Indigenous conceptions of proper conduct, punishment, and behavior. More specifically, the book draws on contemporary notions of 'therapeutic jurisprudence' and 'restorative justice' in order to argue that such a court would offer an effective way to ameliorate the disproportionate incarceration of Indigenous peoples.

The European Court of Human Rights

The European Court of Human Rights

The European Court of Human Rights, by Angelika Nussberger is the first title in a new series, The Elements of International Law. Providing a fresh, objective, and non-argumentative approach to the discipline of international law, this series is an accessible go-to source for practicing international lawyers, judges and arbitrators, government and military officers, scholars, teachers, and students. In this volume, Professor Nussberger explores the Court's uniqueness as an international adjudicatory body in the light of its history, structure, and procedure, as well as its key doctrines and case law. This book also shows the role played by the Court in the development of modern international law and human rights law. Tracing the history of the Court from its political context in the 1940s to the present day, Nussberger engages with pressing questions about its origins and internal workings. What was the best model for such an international organization? How should it evolve within more and more diverse legal cultures? How does a case move among different decision-making bodies? These questions help frame the six parts of the book, whilst the final section reflects on the past successes and failures of the Court, shedding light on possible future directions.