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Part IV Contemporary Issues in International Adjudication, Ch.20 Compliance with Judgments and Decisions

Alexandra Huneeus

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: 21 October 2020

Judgments — Consent to jurisdiction — Rule of law — Judicial decisions — Remedies and costs — Recognition and enforcement — Interim and provisional measures — Law of treaties
Often we speak as if international courts were a form of enforcement: we assume that once a legal regime acquires a court, it has teeth. Both within national and international legal systems, however, implementation of adjudicated decisions is itself an enforcement problem. Compliance is not always a straightforward or likely outcome. It is the product of an uncertain and, at times, lengthy process shaped by political and social dynamics. For scholars of the international realm—wherein courts still lack purse and sword and yet are more loosely linked to the state...
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