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Legitimacy and International Courts

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Part of Studies on International Courts and Tribunals

  • Date Published: April 2018
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  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781108423854

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  • One of the most noted developments in international law over the past twenty years is the proliferation of international courts and tribunals. They decide who has the right to exploit natural resources, define the scope of human rights, delimit international boundaries and determine when the use of force is prohibited. As the number and influence of international courts grow, so too do challenges to their legitimacy. This volume provides new interdisciplinary insights into international courts' legitimacy: what drives and undermines the legitimacy of these bodies? How do drivers change depending on the court concerned? What is the link between legitimacy, democracy, effectiveness and justice? Top international experts analyse legitimacy for specific international courts, as well as the links between legitimacy and cross-cutting themes. Failure to understand and respond to legitimacy concerns can endanger both the courts and the law they interpret and apply.

    • Experts in various fields analyse the meaning of legitimacy and its link to justice, democracy and effectiveness
    • Features in-depth case-studies which outline the legitimacy challenges faced by international courts and offers lessons on how to approach them
    • Will appeal to those seeking to deepen their understanding of legitimacy in the context of specific courts and across the field of international courts and tribunals
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    • Date Published: April 2018
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781108423854
    • length: 396 pages
    • dimensions: 235 x 158 x 24 mm
    • weight: 0.68kg
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction
    Part I. The Legitimacy of Particular Dispute Settlement Mechanisms:
    2. Solomonic judgements and the legitimacy of the international court of justice
    3. The global-local dilemma and the ICC's legitimacy
    4. Justice as legitimacy in the European Court of Human Rights
    5. Legitimacy and jurisdictional overlap: the ICC and the inter-American court in Colombia
    6. The legitimacy of the European Court of Justice: normative debates and empirical evidence
    7. The international tribunal for the law of the sea: seeking the legitimacy of state consent
    8. Who decides matters: the legitimacy capital of WTO adjudicators versus ICSID arbitrators
    9. The legitimacy of the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes
    10. The Human Rights Treaty Bodies and legitimacy challenges
    Part II. Legitimacy - Cross-Cutting Issues:
    11. Constitutionalization, not democratization: how to assess the legitimacy of international courts
    12. Democracy, justice and the legitimacy of international courts
    13. Stronger together? Legitimacy and effectiveness of international courts as mutually reinforcing or undermining notions.

  • Editors

    Nienke Grossman, University of Baltimore
    Harlan Grant Cohen holds the Gabriel M. Wilner/UGA Foundation Professorship in International Law at the University of Georgia School of Law.

    Harlan Grant Cohen, University of Georgia
    Andreas Føllesdal is Professor of Political Philosophy in the Faculty of Law and Co-director of PluriCourts, a Centre for the Study of the Legitimate Roles of the Judiciary in the Global Order, at the Universitetet i Oslo.

    Andreas Follesdal, Universitetet i Oslo
    Nienke Grossman is an Associate Professor of Law and Deputy Director of the Center for International and Comparative Law at the University of Baltimore School of Law.

    Geir Ulfstein, Universitetet i Oslo
    Geir Ulfstein is Professor of International Law in the Department of Public and International Law and Co-director of PluriCourts, a Centre for the Study of the Legitimate Roles of the Judiciary in the Global Order, at the Universitetet i Oslo.

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