Manual on international courts and tribunals.
xxvi, 547 pages ; 24 cm.
9780199545278 hardback : alkaline paper 0199545278 hardback : alkaline paper
International courts and tribunals series.
"The dramatic rise in the number of international courts and tribunals and the expansion of their legal powers has been one of the most significant developments in international law of the late 20th century. The emergence of an international judiciary provided international law with a stronger than ever law enforcement apparatus, and facilitated the transformation of many aspects of international relations from being power-based to being law-based. The first edition of the Manual on International Courts and Tribunals, published in 1999, was the first book to survey systematically this new institutional landscape, by describing in an accessible and uniformly structured manner the legal powers and operating procedures of all major international judicial and quasi-judicial bodies. In doing so, it laid the groundwork for comparative study and research of the law and practice of international courts and tribunals - an emerging field of international legal research, which has already spurred a series of publications, conferences and academic courses. This second edition updates the first edition by describing the many legal changes that have taken place in the last decade, including important reforms in the laws and procedures of many international courts and tribunals, relevant developments in their increasingly rich jurisprudence and the creation of new judicial fora. Moreover, it assesses the overall record of these judicial bodies. The data and legal analysis offered in the book provide both practitioners and academics with an important basis of knowledge that will help them better understand the details of international adjudication and its context"-- Provided by publisher.
Rev. ed. of: Manual on international courts and tribunals / editor, Philippe Sands ; assistant editors, Ruth Mackenzie, Yuval Shany. 1999.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note
The international court of justice The international tribunal for the law of the sea The dispute settlement system of the world trade organization The permanent court of arbitration The international centre for settlement of invesment disputes The international criminal court The ad hoc international criminal tribunals : ICTY and ICTR Hybrid international criminal tribunals : the special court for Sierra Leone, the extraordinary chambers in the courts of Cambodia, and the special tribunal for Lebanon Courts of the European economic area Courts of justice of other economic communities The European court of human rights The Inter-American court of human rights and the Inter-American commission on human rights The African commission and court on human and peoples' rights The human rights committee Other UN treaty bodies Representation and complaint procedures of the international labour organization The inspection panel of the world bank Other inspection, review, and compliance mechanisms in international financial institutions Compliance procedures in multilateral environmental agreements.
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Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press,