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Architecture and Courtroom Layouts: International Courts and Tribunals

David Tait, Diane Jones

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2023. All Rights Reserved.date: 31 May 2023

Witnesses — Judges

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 The spaces occupied by international courts and tribunals display disparate architectural styles, which in turn could be said to reflect somewhat different visions of what sort of ‘international’ justice they aspire to provide (McKenna, 2021). In this review we examine the external architectural expression of the building, as well as its major courtroom and other significant spaces. Six buildings are selected for particular attention because of their significance to international law, transnational disputes, and peacemaking through the courts they house. The...
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