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Part V Key Actors, Ch.33 The Role of Registries and Legal Secretariats in International Judicial Institutions

Stéphanie Cartier, Cristina Hoss

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

Justice cannot be rendered without trust in judicial institutions. Yet trust is not easily established or maintained in adversarial and, at times, inflammatory judicial proceedings. All judicial institutions, in particular those at the international level, strive to inspire trust by ensuring that their findings are both fair and in accordance with the law. In such context, all Registries and Legal Secretariats (RLS), as organs of the judicial institutions, play an indispensable role in inspiring trust in their institution by interacting with the parties in a fair...
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