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

Part IV Contemporary Issues in International Adjudication, Ch.22 Political Constraints on International Courts

Tom Ginsburg

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: 22 May 2019

Subject(s):
Political violence — Judicial decisions
The complicated relationship between politics and law has long been a central concern among international lawyers. The project of international law has, for more than a century, sought to construct a zone for autonomous legal decision-making, immune from political considerations, to resolve international disputes. Yet the context of international adjudication is, almost by definition, an intensely political one, and the efficacy of international law requires some consideration of that context. International disputes frequently involve high stakes, and so the dream...
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