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The Oxford Handbook of International Adjudication edited by Romano, Cesare; Alter, Karen; Shany, Yuval (1st December 2013)

Part II Orders and Families of International Adjudicative Bodies, Ch.12 Courts of Regional Economic and Political Integration Agreements

Carl Baudenbacher, Michael-James Clifton

From: The Oxford Handbook of International Adjudication

Edited By: Cesare P R Romano, Karen Alter, Yuval Shany

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 20 May 2019

NAFTA (North American Free Trade Agreement) — Settlement of disputes
Regional economic and political organizations, of whatever level of integration, often have their own adjudicative body. These entities can be divided into three main groups: permanent courts, ad-hoc arbitral tribunals, and hybrid mechanisms. There are approximately 55 active dispute settlement bodies worldwide, 1 of which 12 are courts of regional economic and political integration agreements. 2 To better understand their functioning, it may be helpful to break them down by genera to determine their similarities, differences, and idiosyncrasies as well as to...
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