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The Elgar Companion to the International Court of Justice

ISBN13: 9781782544852
Published: July 2014
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing Limited
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £145.00
Paperback edition , ISBN13 9781786430212

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The first in a new series of Companions that offer wide-ranging coverage of a range of International Courts and Tribunals, The Elgar Companion To The International Court Of Justice is a one-stop reference point for those wishing to understand this highly significant and successful court.

The Companion offers a bird's eye view of how the ICJ came into being, the general principles on which it was founded, and how it works today. It addresses certain fundamental concepts relating to the functioning of the Court, such as its jurisdiction, and sheds light on its history, the structure of the Court, selected elements of its jurisprudence and its procedure, and its role in the wider world.

The Companion gives a human flavour to the institution through the portraits of some of the great figures that featured as its judges. The book is written in a simple and understandable manner that may be followed easily by all those interested to know more about the work of the principal judicial organ of the United Nations.

Public International Law, Courts and Procedure
I. The Idea and the Creation of an International Court
2. From the Permanent Court of International Justice to the International Court of Justice
3. Institutional Background of the Court
4. The ICJ and Other Tribunals in The Hague
5. The UN Charter, the ICJ Statute, the Rules of Court and the Practice Directions
6. The Composition of the Court
7. The Judges of the Court – Some Portraits
8. The Registry
9. The Contentious Jurisdiction of the Court and the Admissibility of Claims
10. The Great Principles of the Law of the ICJ
11. The Advisory Proceedings
12. The Procedure and Process
14. Conclusion and Outlook Judgments, Advisory opinions and Orders rendered by the ICJ (by chronological order)