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Max Planck Encyclopedia of International Procedural Law [MPEiPro]

Effectiveness of International Adjudication

Yuval Shany

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2023. All Rights Reserved.date: 21 July 2024

Subject(s):
Financial aspects of international adjudication — International courts and tribunals, procedure — Consent to jurisdiction — Costs and expenses

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 Effectiveness constitutes an evaluative framework for assessing performance against objective standards or expectations. When applied to international courts and tribunals, it normally implies an evaluation of judicial processes, outputs, and outcomes against specific criteria such as planned length and cost of proceedings, expectations about judgment-compliance, etc. The precise meaning of effectiveness of international adjudication is, however, subject to academic debate, and the actual use of the term by scholars, decision makers, and adjudicators has been...
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