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Max Planck Encyclopedia of International Procedural Law [MPEiPro]

Quasi-Judicial Body

Edouard Fromageau

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved.date: 19 January 2021

International courts and tribunals, procedure — International organizations, practice and procedure — Settlement of disputes — Quasi-judicial bodies, procedure

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 adjective ‘quasi-judicial’ is used to describe an array of domestic and international bodies that eschew traditional categorizations. The term was used first domestically in the 1820s. It emerged in international legal discourse only in the 1990s, when international courts and tribunals proliferated. Indeed, it was used to label a new class of international bodies and procedures that, at the same time, differed from adjudicative bodies, because they were not issuing binding decisions, but was also unlike diplomatic means of international dispute settlement,...
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