Fact Finding before the International Court of Justice

Author: James Gerard Devaney
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781316720899
Release Date: 2016-09-29
Genre: Law

Fact-Finding before the International Court of Justice examines a number of significant recent criticisms of the way in which the ICJ deals with facts. The book takes the position that such criticisms are warranted and that the ICJ's current approach to fact-finding falls short of adequacy, both in cases involving abundant, particularly complex or technical facts, and in those involving a scarcity of facts. The author skilfully examines how other courts such as the WTO and inter-State arbitrations conduct fact-finding and makes a number of select proposals for reform, enabling the ICJ to address some of the current weaknesses in its approach. The proposals include, but are not limited to, the development of a power to compel the disclosure of information, greater use of provisional measures, and a clear strategy for the use of expert evidence.

Evidence Before the International Court of Justice

Author: Anna Riddell
Publisher: British Institute for International & Comparative Law
ISBN: 1905221630
Release Date: 2016
Genre: Law

Some recent contentious issues about the use of evidence in cases before the International Court of Justice have highlighted the importance of fact-finding and the use of evidence before this Court. This major study on the issue of evidence before the International Court of Justice has examined all aspects of the Court's relationship with facts in both contentious and advisory proceedings from the recently refined procedure for submitting late evidence, to the hearing of live witness testimony in the Peace Palace. Considerations of flexibility and respect for the sovereignty of the State Parties before the Court have traditionally deterred the Court from constructing concrete rules on matters of evidence, but the increasing numbers of cases, in which a thorough consideration of the facts has been essential, has highlighted that some detailed procedural guidance is necessary in order to ensure a well-functioning system of adjudication. It is apparent that the Court has paid an incre

The Statute of the International Court of Justice

Author: Andreas Zimmermann
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199692996
Release Date: 2012-10-11
Genre: Law

The International Court of Justice is the principal judicial organ of the United Nations. The composition of the ICJ, its jurisdiction, and procedure are based on the Statute of the International Court of Justice. This updated Commentary analyses the provisions of the Statute and the case law of the ICJ to guide its interpretation.

Justice in International Law

Author: Stephen M. Schwebel
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521462843
Release Date: 1994-06-09
Genre: Law

Judge Stephen M. Schwebel has been a highly-respected member of the International Court of Justice since 1981. This volume brings together thirty-six of his legal articles and commentaries of continuing interest. He examines the performance and capacity of the International Court of Justice; aspects of international arbitration; problems of the United Nations; questions of international contracts and taking foreign property interests; and the development of international law, and in particular the central problem of the unlawful use of force.

Fact finding Before International Tribunals

Author: Richard B. Lillich
Publisher: Hotei Publishing
ISBN: 0941320715
Release Date: 1992-01-01
Genre: Arbitration (International law)

This volume is the seminal work on fact-finding and international tribunals. It addresses the many questions raised in recent cases before the International Court of Justice, the Iran-United States Claims Tribunal, the European Court of Justice, various international administrative tribunals, human rights courts, and commissions. Its 15 chapters, introduced by a perceptive essay by Judge Schwebel for the International Court of Justice, have been written by present or former members of such international bodies, leading lawyers who have appeared before them, and distinguished academic lawyers from the United States and abroad.

Bibliography of the International Court of Justice

Author: International Court of Justice
Publisher: United Nations Publications
ISBN: 9210710150
Release Date: 2007-08-01
Genre: Law

This publication contains bibliographical references relating to the International Court of Justice received by the Registry of the Court during the year 1999. The entries have been organised under a number of headings including: general writings on the Court, establishment of the international judicial system, organisation and jurisdiction of the Court, procedure and cases before the Court.

Essays on International Law and Practice

Author: Shabtai Rosenne
Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers
ISBN: 9789004155367
Release Date: 2007-01
Genre: Law

This volume collects papers written by Shabtai Rosenne in the course of his distinguished career on various topics, primarily in the areas in which he is best known for his expertise: international litigation and courts, the law of treaties, the law of the sea and state responsibility. His writing on fact-finding before the International Court of Justice, treaty succession, codification and the framework agreement as the basis for the jurisdiction of the ICJ in particular remain as interesting, timely and essential today as when they were first written. The collection is accompanied by a table of cases, a table of treaties and an index for easy reference.

The African Charter on Human and Peoples Rights

Author: Malcolm Evans
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781139470841
Release Date: 2008-05-22
Genre: Political Science

The African Charter of Human and Peoples' Rights came into force in 1986, and is unique in that it lacks a precedent. However, little scholarship exists analysing it as an operational system in practice. The success of the first edition of this book led to this updated second edition. Contributors include experts who have been actively involved in the implementation of the Charter - commissioners, NGOs and academics. Offering a detailed evaluation of the Charter as a mechanism for the promotion and protection of human rights in Africa, the contributions cover the Charter's reporting system, the interpretation of different rights by the Commission, the prospects for the African Court on Human and Peoples' Rights and the role of NGOs. This authoritative and comprehensive volume will interest lawyers acting for government and non-governmental organisations, as well as academics and postgraduates.

International Law and Fact Finding in the Field of Human Rights

Author: Bertrand G. Ramcharan
Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers
ISBN: 9789004276888
Release Date: 2014-09-29
Genre: Law

At the time of its original publication in 1982, this ground-breaking volume sought to identify fundamental norms and standards which could help to guarantee the quality and integrity of fact-finding reports. A lot has happened in human rights fact-finding since then. There are numerous human rights fact-finding rapporteurs within the United Nations system and within regional organizations; there are many international commissions of inquiry; international criminal tribunals have helped clarify various areas of the law; NGOs are extremely active in the field. Despite, or perhaps because of these developments, controversies over fact-finding reports are very common. A source of reference to help fact-finders strengthen their work is sorely needed, and this volume remains of inestimable value in that regard. The guidance it provides has stood the test of time and is as valuable today as it was when it was first advanced, arguably it is more valuable today when the need for objective standards of human rights fact-finding has become of urgent importance in a world in which the political ground is shifting visibly. The current volume is a re-issued version of the original text, with new introductory materials.

International Humanitarian Law Facing New Challenges

Author: Wolff Heintschel von Heinegg
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783540490906
Release Date: 2007-03-06
Genre: Law

This book features the contributions of a distinguished group of experts in the field of the law of armed conflicts that gathered in Berlin in June 2005. The goal of the colloquium, which marked the 70th birthday of Knut Ipsen, was to find operable solutions for problems and challenges that confront the contemporary law of armed conflict.

Is There a Court for Gaza

Author: Chantal Meloni
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9789067048194
Release Date: 2012-03-16
Genre: Law

The 'Goldstone Report' of September 2009 started a critical debate at the international level. The Report raised serious allegations of grave violations of international law with regard to the Israeli attack on Gaza of 27 December 2008 - 18 January 2009, amounting to possible war crimes and crimes against humanity. The UN General Assembly and the Human Rights Council, amidst high political pressure, endorsed the Report’s recommendations, calling for prompt and proper investigations to ensure accountability and justice for the victims. Given the lack of proper investigations at the national level, international justice mechanisms are now needed. Indeed, the ICC opened a preliminary examination of the situation but difficulties arose because of the uncertain status of the occupied Palestinian territory. The issue of the existence of a State of Palestine is extremely actual and still unsolved at the UN level. With a foreword by prof. William Schabas, the book collects contributions by renowned international law professors as Eric David, John Dugard, Richard Falk and many other distinguished scholars and lawyers, and brings together for the first time essential documentation on the 'Gaza conflict'. The underlying question, whether there is a court for Gaza, can be seen as a test case for international justice, and shed a light on the role of international institutions in the difficult combination of law and politics that connotes international justice. Useful for all those interested in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, such as international and criminal law scholars, and human rights and humanitarian organizations.