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Part IV Contemporary Issues in International Adjudication, Ch.21 The Effectiveness of International Adjudicators

Laurence R Helfer

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: 25 October 2020

International procedural law — Erga omnes obligations — Jurisdiction of states, domestic
The conditions under which international courts (ICs) and tribunals can be considered effective is an issue of increasing interest to judges, government officials, attorneys, and scholars. The fresh attention devoted to IC effectiveness is the inevitable consequence of a more active international judiciary.1 As litigants ask courts to adjudicate an expanding and diverse array of controversies, judges must inevitably clarify the meaning of ambiguous treaty provisions and customary rules, and apply them to new and unforeseen contexts. Yet the rising number of IC...
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