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Part VI Selected Legal and Procedural Issues of International Adjudication, Ch.34 The Selection of International Judges

Ruth Mackenzie

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

As the decisions rendered by international courts impact upon states, industry, communities, and individuals, scrutiny falls upon the judges who render those decisions. Questions are raised about their national and professional backgrounds; the way in which they are appointed and the way in which they conduct themselves while in office; and the extent to which they are fulfilling or exceeding their judicial mandates. The questions of the composition of the bench and the judicial appointment process arise as soon as states begin to consider the establishment of a...
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