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The Hague: Legal Capital of the World

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ISBN13: 9789067041850
ISBN: 9067041858
Published: March 2005
Publisher: T.M.C. Asser Press
Country of Publication: The Netherlands
Format: Hardback
Price: £69.99



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Former United Nations Secretary-General Boutros Boutros-Ghali was the first to call The Hague the 'legal capital of the world'. Now, Peter van Krieken and David McKay in The Hague: Legal Capital of the World examine the city that hosts the world's main legal bodies.

The book discusses the International Court of Justice (the 'World Court'), the International Criminal Court, the Yugoslav Tribunal and the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, to name a few. Throughout the book renowned experts offer clear exposition and incisive analysis, supported by fact sheets and key documents.

Alongside the cases that make the headlines, the reader will discover lesser-known but surprisingly influential organizations, such as the Permanent Court of Arbitration and the Hague Conference on Private International Law. A rich introductory section adds historical context and legal essentials.

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Subjects:
International Criminal Law
Contents:
Acknowledgements; Background and Context: ;1 Introduction Peter van Krieken and David McKay; 2 Living up to a tradition Arthur Eyffinger; 3 The Hague in the world – the world in The Hague Bob Lagerwaard; 4 Headquarters agreements; 4 1 Unity and diversity in headquarters agreements Niels Blokker; 5 The depositary role of The Hague; 5 1 The Hague: a depositary city Gerard Limburg
Part I. Conflict Resolution: 6 The permanent court of arbitration; 6 1 The permanent court of arbitration: an overview Bette Shifman; 7 The permanent court of international justice and international court of justice; 7 1 The international court of justice at the beginning of the twenty-first century Shabtai Rosenne; 8 The Iran-United States claims tribunal; 8 1 The Iran-United States claims tribunal: an analysis Charles Brower
Part II. International Criminal Law: 9 The ad hoc international criminal tribunals; 9 1 The Yugoslav tribunal: an ad hoc tribunal prosecuting individuals accused of serious international crimes Kelly Askin; 10 The united nations detention unit 10 1 The United Nations detention unit: an introduction Nancy Grosselfinger; 11 International criminal court; 11 1 The international criminal court: an analysis Nancy Combs
Part III. Arms Control: 12. The organization for the prohibition of chemical weapons; 12.1 The organization for the prohibition of chemical weapons: an overview Treasa Dunworth; 13. The organization for the prohibition of biological weapons; 13.1 The case of the organization for the prohibition of biological weapons Lisa Tabassi and Scott Spence
Part IV. International Private Law: 14. The Hague conference on private international law; 14.1 The Hague conference on private international law: an introduction Hans van Loon; 15. The carnegie foundation, the academy and the library; 15.1 A view from the peace palace Steven van Hoogstraten; 16. Schuman: regional organizations; 16.1 Some regional organizations in The Hague: Europol, Eurojust and the OSCE high commissioner on national minorities David McKay; About the contributors; Abbreviations; Index.