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Max Planck Encyclopedia of International Procedural Law [MPEiPro]

Failed International Courts and Tribunals

Ignacio de la Rasilla

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2023. All Rights Reserved.date: 25 June 2024

Subject(s):
Legality and legitimacy of tribunals — International courts and tribunals, powers — International criminal courts and tribunals, composition

Published under the direction of Hélène Ruiz Fabri, with the support of the Department of International Law and Dispute Resolution, under the auspices of the Max Planck Institute Luxembourg for Procedural Law.

1 Failed International Courts and Tribunals (‘ICTs’) include three main categories. First, ICTs that for whatever reason ceased to exist, although with the proviso that some of them were set up to perform a specific function or only for a limited period and that some were replaced by another ICT of similar nature immediately or soon thereafter. Second, ICTs that were never set up because their constitutive instruments did not enter into force or even in spite of them entering into force because the ICT failed to become operationalized. Third, ICTs that were the...
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