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International Organizations and International Dispute Settlement

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Edited by: Laurence Boisson De Chazournes

ISBN13: 9781571052681
ISBN: 1571052682
Published: August 2002
Publisher: Transnational Publishers, Inc
Country of Publication: USA
Format: Hardback
Price: £80.00



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This book contains the thoughts of officials of international organisations and NGOs, member of judicial bodies, and academics on the role of international organisations and the settlement of contentious cases before international judicial bodies. At a time when States are delegating a larger range of powers to international organisations their access to international judicial bodies remains very restricted. For example at the International Court of Justice international organisations can play no role in litigating cases. Their only access is the ability to request an 'advisory opinion' and that right is limited to just some UN agencies. In addition to the lack of access, the other theme of this work is a discussion of the issue of the independence of international judicial bodies from the organisations to which they belong. It is crucial for the credibility of the international judicial system for judicial bodies to act independently from the body to which they belong. From the perspective of this book, international organisations are self-contained worlds where judicial and political organs interplay. The question is posed whether these are censurable liaisons. Examples are prese