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International Courts and Domestic Politics

Part of Studies on International Courts and Tribunals

Marlene Wind, Lisa Conant, Krzysztof Pelc, Jeffrey Kucik, David Kosar, Steven Freeland, Benjamin Perryman, Mikael Rask Madsen, Juan A. Mayoral, Katarína Šipulová, Jozef Janovský, Hubert Smekal, Philippa Webb, Jasper Krommendijk, Odile Ammann, Yaël Ronen
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  • Date Published: July 2018
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781108427760


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  • International law in national courts, and among politicians and citizens, does not always have the desired effect at the domestic level. This volume is a genuinely interdisciplinary analysis of international law and courts, examining a wide range of courts and judicial bodies, including human rights treaty bodies, and their impact and shortcomings. By employing social science methodology combined with classical case studies, leading lawyers and political scientists move the study of courts within international law to an entirely new level. The essays question the view that legal docmatics will be enough to understand the increasingly complex world we are living in and demonstrate the potential benefits of adopting a much broader outlook drawing on empirical legal research. This volume will have great appeal to anyone interested in the effects - rather than just the processes and structures - of international law and courts.

    • Uses illustrative examples and cases to introduce lawyers and social scientists to an understanding of law in context and law in action
    • Analyses the actual reactions and political considerations confronting international courts case law
    • Demonstrates the force and impact of established international legal processes, but also the barriers they often encounter at the national level
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    • Date Published: July 2018
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781108427760
    • length: 372 pages
    • dimensions: 235 x 156 x 22 mm
    • weight: 0.66kg
    • contains: 12 b/w illus. 9 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction Marlene Wind
    1. Missing in action? The rare voice of international courts in domestic politics Lisa Conant
    Part I:
    2. What can financial markets tell us about international courts and deterrence? Krzysztof Pelc and Jeffrey Kucik
    3. The Strasbourg Court and domestic judicial politics David Kosar
    4. It's a good idea … isn't it? The impact of complementarity at the international criminal court on domestic law, politics and perceptions of sovereignty Steven Freeland
    5. Rights-protecting iCourts: the curious case of the OP-ICESCR Benjamin Perryman
    6. Re-assembling the French state via human rights: between human rights internationalism and political sovereignism Mikael Rask Madsen
    7. Impact through trust: the CJEU as a trust-enhancing institution Juan A. Mayoral
    Part II:
    8. Ideology and international human rights commitments in post-communist regimes: the cases of the Czech Republic and Slovakia Katarína Šipulová, Jozef Janovský and Hubert Smekal
    9. Escalation and interaction: international courts and domestic politics in the law of state immunity Philippa Webb
    10. National parliaments: obstacles or aid to the impact of international human rights bodies? Jasper Krommendijk
    11. The European Court of Human Rights and Swiss politics: how does the Swiss judge fit in? Odile Ammann
    12. The use of international jurisprudence by Israel's Supreme Court Yaël Ronen
    13. Laggards or pioneers? When Scandinavian avant-garde judges don't cite international case law: a methodological framework Marlene Wind.

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    Marlene Wind, University of Copenhagen
    Marlene Wind is Professor and Director for the Centre for European Politics (CEP) at the Department of Political Science and Professor at iCourts (Centre of Excellence for International Courts) at the Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen.


    Marlene Wind, Lisa Conant, Krzysztof Pelc, Jeffrey Kucik, David Kosar, Steven Freeland, Benjamin Perryman, Mikael Rask Madsen, Juan A. Mayoral, Katarína Šipulová, Jozef Janovský, Hubert Smekal, Philippa Webb, Jasper Krommendijk, Odile Ammann, Yaël Ronen

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