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Part V Key Actors, Ch.28 Who are International Judges?

Leigh Swigart, Daniel Terris

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

Judges — Arbitrators — Nationality of individuals
International adjudication is not a mechanical system. It is a network of human actors of whom the key figures are judges and arbitrators. Their work is inevitably shaped by their backgrounds and experiences, and the quality of international justice rests in large part on their collective knowledge, wisdom, and effectiveness. A generation ago, the idea emerged that international adjudicators belonged to an “invisible college” of international lawyers, a professional community bound together not only by their legal expertise but through identification with a...
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