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Selecting International Judges: Principle, Process, and Politics


ISBN13: 9780199580569
Published: June 2010
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £95.00



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This book examines the way international court judges are chosen. Focusing principally on the judicial selection procedures of the International Court of Justice and International Criminal Court.

It provides the first detailed examination of how the selection process works in practice at national and international levels: what factors determine whether a state will nominate a candidate? How is a candidate identified? What factors influence success or failure? What are the respective roles of merit, politics, and other considerations in the nomination and election process?

The research was based on interviews, case studies and survey data in a range of different states. It concludes that although the nature and quality of nomination and election processes vary widely, a common theme indicates the powerful influence of domestic and international political considerations, and the significant role of a small group of diplomats, civil servants, lawyers, and academics, often without transparency or accountability.

The processes allow overt political considerations to be introduced throughout the decision-making process in ways that may detract from the selection of the most highly qualified candidates and, ultimately, undermine independence. This is particularly evident in the election campaigning that has become a defining feature of the selection process, accompanied by widespread vote trading and reciprocal agreements between states.

The effect of these practices is often to undermine the role of statutory selection criteria and to favour candidates from more politically powerful states. The book reviews new judicial selection models adopted or proposed in other international and regional courts, and considers a number of proposals for change to promote more independent, transparent, and merit-based nomination and election procedures.

Subjects:
Public International Law
Contents:
Introduction,
1: The International Court of Justice and the International Criminal Court in Historical Context,
2: Composition of the International Courts,
3: The Nominations Process,
4: Election of Judges to the ICJ and ICC,
5: Trends and Reform,
6: Conclusions,
Appendix 1: Research Methodology,
Appendix 2: Jurisdiction and Judicial Selection Procedures of the ICJ and ICC,
Appendix 3: Assembly of States Parties: Resolution ICC-ASP/3/Res.
6,
Appendix 4: Table of Judge Years by Country and Regional Group.

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