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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law [MPEPIL]

International Courts and Tribunals, Judges and Arbitrators

Karin Oellers-Frahm

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 13 October 2019

Subject(s):
Arbitrators — Judges — 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 status and role of judges and arbitrators are closely related to the function and role of international adjudication, which is increasingly being called upon to decide international disputes, originally only between States, merely on the basis of fact and law ( International Courts and Tribunals ; Judicial Settlement of International Disputes ). Adjudication is regarded as the most objective and impartial way to settle disputes ( Impartiality: International adjudication ). In that respect, impartiality is a central element in the composition and balance of...
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