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The UK Supreme Court Yearbook Volume 8: 2016-2017 Legal Year

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International Courts for the Twenty-First Century

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ISBN13: 9780792317845
ISBN: 079231784X
Published: July 1994
Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers
Format: Hardback
Price: £166.00

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Building on the foundations of public international arbitration in the 19th century, the 20th century has witnessed a remarkable proliferation of courts for the international adjudication of disputes: eg the Permanent Court of International Justice, the European Court of Justice, the European Court of Human Rights, and the Inter-American Court of Human Rights.;As we approach the centenary of the first Hague Peace Conference of 1899 that inaugurated the 20th century's international courts, a panel of international jurists evaluates existing and proposed international courts. This work uses the past and present to prepare international courts for the new century. The authors aim to help fashion the courts that can help settle international disputes in the coming decades.

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The International Courts Project, M.W. Janis.
Part 1 The classical universal institutions: peaceful settlements of disputes, L.B. Sohn; the Hague peace conferences of 1899 and 1907, D.J. Bederman; the international court, M.W. Janis; the Hague Permanent Court of Arbitration, W.E. Butler; inter-state arbitration since 1945 - overview and evaluation, C. Gray and B. Kingsbury.
Part 3 The regional international courts: the Court of Justice of the European Communities and the prospects for international adjudication, J.W. Bridge; the European Court of Human Rights, M.W. Janis; the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, C.M. Cerna.
Part 3 Specialized international tribunals and procedures: the glorious past and uncertain future of international claims tribunals, D.J. Bederman; the mandatory component in the CSCE dispute settlement system, K. Oellers-Frahm; the case for an international court of criminal justice and the formulation of international criminal law, J.W. Bridge; international legal aid - the Secretary General's trust fund to assist states in the settlement of disputes through the International Court of Justice, M.E. O'Connell; the Law of the Sea Tribunal, M.W. Janis.