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Part V Key Actors, Ch.29 The International Bar

Eran Sthoeger, Michael Wood

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: 04 December 2021

Choice of counsel — Legal representation, right to — International procedural law
“The lack of a specialized bar before the [Law of the Sea] Tribunal, of a minimum level of qualification in international law, of rules of professional conduct and of an organization entrusted with the task of enforcing them, may...pose a problem.”1 Judge Cot’s gently expressed concerns remain valid. Others have been more forthright.2 The question addressed in this chapter is whether there are structural problems with the “international bar” that may underlie such concerns. There is no single unified international bar, or even distinct bars in different...
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