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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: 03 December 2020

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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