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Part VI Selected Legal and Procedural Issues of International Adjudication, Ch.37 Third Parties

Yaël Ronen, Yael Naggan

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

Third party participation — Amicus curiae — International criminal law, victims — International humanitarian law
The participation of third parties in the proceedings of international court and tribunals serves numerous functions. Primarily, it informs the court of various interests—legal, political, economic, or moral1—not presented by the parties. It thus offers a more comprehensive factual and legal picture relating to the dispute, enabling the court to deliver a more harmonious judgment.2 Third-party participation also alleviates judicial workload by averting the need for multiple litigations and the risk of contradictory judgments. At the same time, it changes the...
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