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The Oxford Handbook of International Organizations edited by Katz Cogan, Jacob; Hurd, Ian; Johnstone, Ian

Part VII Structure and Operations, Ch.41 International Adjudicative Bodies

Chiara Giorgetti

From: The Oxford Handbook of International Organizations

Edited By: Jacob Katz Cogan, Ian Hurd, Ian Johnstone

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 16 September 2019

Subject(s):
Membership of international organizations — International organizations, practice and procedure — Resolutions of international organizations

One of the most important developments in international law is the multifaceted growth of international dispute resolution. There are more parties who prefer to use international law mechanisms to resolve their disputes, and more international actors have more fora available to them to which they can bring their disputes. At the heart of this development are international adjudicative bodies, a diverse group of international bodies that have a common dispute settlement function the outcome of which is binding on the parties. This chapter examines how, when, and over whom these bodies can exercise their function, as well as the nature and enforceability of their decisions.

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