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Part III Theoretical Approaches to Studying International Adjudication, Ch.18 Sociological Approaches to International Courts

Mikael Rask Madsen

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, 2021. All Rights Reserved.date: 07 December 2021

International procedural law — Legitimacy
I am almost compelled to begin a chapter on sociological approaches to international courts (ICs) by mentioning that one of the first major international judges, Second President of the Permanent Court of International Justice (PCIJ) Max Huber (1874–1960), pioneered the use of sociology in studies of international law in his work as a professor of law at the University of Zurich before being appointed to the international bench.1 Huber wrote his seminal work at the precise moment that the founding fathers of sociology were providing a set of radical new tools for...
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