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Civil Society, International Courts and Compliance Bodies

ISBN13: 9789067041867
Published: July 2007
Publisher: T.M.C. Asser Press
Format: Hardback
Price: £70.00

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With contributions by a multinational group of academic scholars, judges and registrars of international tribunals, and experts from Non-Governmental Organizations, this book explores the role of civil society with regards to international courts and tribunals, as well as compliance mechanisms set up especially in the environmental field. The areas of human rights, international criminal law and international environmental law are the main focus of the study, in the light of the well established role of NGOs in Human Rights Courts and UN bodies as well as their remarkable success in setting up the International Criminal Court and the promising avenues which are now open in the compliance bodies of environmental law conventions. Broader questions and bodies such as the International Court of Justice, the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea as well as European courts and tribunals are also examined.

Contributors and Editors; Abbreviations; Law Reports; Journals; Introduction Tullio Treves
Part I. NGOs and Human Rights Courts and Compliance Bodies: 1. International courts and compliance bodies: the experience of amnesty international Dean Zagorac; 2. The experience of the AIRE centre in litigating before the European court of human rights Catharina Harby; 3. NGOs and the inter-American court of human rights Monica Pinto; 4. NGOs before the European court of human rights: beyond amicus curiae participation? Marco Frigessi di Rattalma; 5. The role of NGOs before the United Nations human rights committee Gianluca Rubagotti; 6. Some concluding remarks on NGOs and the European court of human rights Nina Vajic; 7. The experience of no peace without justice Mariacarmen Colitti; 8. NGOs and the activities of the ad hoc criminal tribunals for Former Yugoslavia and Rwanda Patrizia De Cesari; 9. NGOs and the activities of the international criminal court Francesca Trombetta-Panigadi; 10. NGOs and the East Timor special panels for serious crimes Chiara Ragni; 11. Some concluding remarks on the role of NGOs in the ICC Mauro Politi
Part III. NGOs and International Environmental Disputes and Compliance Mechanisms: 12. The experience of Greenpeace International Duncan E.J. Currie; 13. NGOs and the aarhus convention Jeremy Wates; 14. The world bank inspection panel: about public participation and dispute settlement Laurence Boisson de Chazournes; 15. NGOs in non-compliance mechanisms under multilateral environmental agreements: from tolerance to recognition? Cesare Pitea
Part IV. NGOs and Inter-State and European Disputes: 16. Non-governmental organizations and the international court of justice Eduardo Valencia-Ospina; 17. NGOs and law of the sea disputes Philippe Gautier 18. CIEL.s experience in WTO dispute settlement: challenges and complexities from a practical point of view Lise Johnson and Elisabeth Tuerk; 19. NGOs and the WTO dispute settlement mechanism Marcella Distefano; 20. The accessibility of European integration courts from an NGO perspective Jessica Maria Almqvist
Part V. Concluding Remarks: 21. The amicus curiae in international courts: towards common procedural approaches? Ruth Mackenzie; Index