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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law [MPEPIL]

International Courts and Tribunals

Christian Tomuschat

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 27 November 2020

Subject(s):
Admissibility — International courts and tribunals, decisions — Jurisdiction

Published under the auspices of the Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law under the direction of Rüdiger Wolfrum.

1 International courts and tribunals (‘ICTs’) are permanent judicial bodies made up of independent judges who are entrusted with adjudicating international disputes on the basis of international law according to a pre-determined set of rules of procedure and rendering decisions which are binding on the parties (Judicial Settlement of International Disputes). Contrary to international arbitral bodies, the composition of ICTs does not reflect the configuration of the litigant parties in a specific dispute according to a model of parity (see also Arbitration and...
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