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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law [MPEPIL]

International Courts and Tribunals, Procedure

Jean-Marc Sorel, Lena Chercheneff

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 05 June 2020

International courts and tribunals, procedure — International criminal courts and tribunals, composition — International organizations, practice and procedure

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

1 The rules of procedure applicable before international courts and tribunals have several possible sources: the statute of the courts, their rules of procedure, and any general principles of law that they may use when confronted with lacunae (see also International Court of Justice, Rules and Practice Directions; International Courts and Tribunals, Rules and Practice Directions [ECJ, GC, ECtHR, IACtHR, ICSID, ITLOS, WTO Panels and Appellate Body]). The distribution of the rules between the former text, the statute, which is generally treaty based, and the latter,...
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