New York : Cambridge University Press, 2014.
xli, 490 pages ; 24 cm
Formatted Contents Note
Part I: 1. The place of international litigation in international law / John Merrills 2. Litigation versus dispute resolution through political processes / Shirley V. Scott 3. National and international litigation: partners or competitors? / Christopher Ward Part II: 4. Australia's experience in international litigation / Henry Burmester 5. Latin American states and the International Court of Justice / Ximena Fuentes 6. The United States as an international litigant / Mark Feldman 7. European perspectives on inter-state litigation / Michael Wood 8. Asian perspectives on inter-state litigation / Rodman R. Bundy 9. African perspectives on inter-state litigation / Makane Moïse Mbengue Part III: 10. Initiating territorial adjudication: the who, how, when and why of litigating contested sovereignty / Lea Brilmayer and Adele Faure 11. Why litigate a maritime boundary? Some contributing factors / Coalter G. Lathrop 12. Litigating law of the sea disputes using the UNCLOS dispute settlement system / Md. Saiful Karim 13. International environmental disputes: to sue or not to sue? / Tim Stephens 14. Why states resort to litigation in cases concerning the use of force / Christine Gray 15. Adjudicating armed conflict / John R. Crook 16. Human rights as a subject of international litigation / Ivan Shearer 17. The WTO dispute settlement system and underlying motivating factors for adjudication / M. Rafiqul Islam 18. Resolving international investment disputes / Chester Brown 19. Dispute settlement options for the protection of nationals abroad / Natalie Klein; 20. Litigating international law disputes: where to? / Cesare P. R. Romano.
"Litigating International Law Disputes provides a fresh understanding of why states resort to international adjudication or arbitration to resolve international law disputes. A group of leading scholars and practitioners discern the reasons for the use of international litigation and other modes of dispute settlement by examining various substantive areas of international law (such as human rights, trade, environment, maritime boundaries, territorial sovereignty and investment law) as well as considering case studies from particular countries and regions. The chapters also canvass the roles of international lawyers, NGOs, and private actors, as well as the political dynamics of disputes, and identify emergent trends in dispute settlement for different areas of international law"-- Provided by publisher. "The intention behind this book has therefore been to provide a unique perspective on international adjudication and arbitration. Rather than just examining procedural requirements and the operation of different courts and tribunals, or exploring the legal principles as articulated by international courts and tribunals, this book seeks to link the very nature of different substantive areas of international law with the procedures that are typically preferred for resolving disputes on that particular subject area and discern why such a preference may exist. The question is examined both in terms of preferences and practice of particular states or regions, and in relation to different areas of substantive international law"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references and index.