- Editors’ Preface
- Table of Cases
- Table of Instruments
- List of Abbreviations
- Notes on the Contributors
- Mapping International Adjudicative Bodies, the Issues, and Players
- Illustrations: A Reader’s Guide
- The History of International Adjudication
- The Multiplication of International Courts and Tribunals After the End of the Cold War
- The Shadow Zones of International Judicialization
- Trial and Error in International Judicialization
- The Challenge of “Proliferation”: An Anatomy of the Debate
- What are International Judges for? The Main Functions of International Adjudication
- International Judicial Bodies for Resolving Disputes Between States
- International Criminal Courts
- International Human Rights Courts
- Courts of Regional Economic and Political Integration Agreements
- International Claims and Compensation Bodies
- Investment Arbitration
- International Administrative Tribunals
- Transnational Legal Process Theories
- Political Science and International Adjudication
- Sociological Approaches to International Courts
- Legal Philosophical Issues of International Adjudication Getting Over the <i>amour impossible</i> between International Law and Adjudication
- Compliance with Judgments and Decisions
- The Effectiveness of International Adjudicators
- Political Constraints on International Courts
- The Spell of Precedents Lawmaking by International Courts and Tribunals
- Conversations among Courts Domestic and International Adjudicators
- International Judicial Behavior
- Who Litigates and Why
- The Financing of International Adjudication
- Who are International Judges?
- The International Bar
- Communities of International Litigators
- The Role of the International Prosecutor
- Defense Counsel in International Criminal Trials
- The Role of Registries and Legal Secretariats in International Judicial Institutions
- The Selection of International Judges
- International Judicial Ethics
- Jurisdiction and Admissibility
- Third Parties
- Inherent Powers in International Adjudication
- Evidence, Fact-Finding, and Experts
- International Judicial Bodies: Recapitulation
- States Subject to Compulsory Jurisdiction (as at July 1, 2013)
Abstract and Keywords
Contained in this handbook is a fold-out chart with several illustrations, aimed at providing the reader with a quick overview of the rapidly expanding world of international adjudicative bodies. This brief chapter explains what is included in, and excluded from, the illustrations.
Cesare PR Romano is Professor of Law and W Joseph Ford Fellow at Loyola Law School Los Angeles. He has degrees in political science (Università degli Studi di Milano: Laurea, 1992; Istituto per gli Studi di Politica Internazionale, Diploma, 1993); international relations (Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies: Diplôme d’Études Supérieures, 1995, and Ph.D., 1999); and law (New York University: LL.M., 1997). His expertise is in international law, but he also has substantial background in diplomatic history and economics. In 1997, he co-founded the Project on International Courts and Tribunals, which he continues to co-direct. In 2012, he became Senior Fellow of Pluricourts, the center of excellence for the study of international courts of the Faculty of Law of the University of Oslo, and of iCourts, the Danish National Research Foundation’s center of excellence for international courts.
Karen J Alter is Professor of Political Science and Law at Northwestern University, and a permanent visiting professor at the iCourts Center for Excellence, University of Copenhagen Faculty of Law. Alter is author of The European Court’s Political Power (Oxford University Press 2009), Establishing the Supremacy of European Law (Oxford University Press 2001), and The New Terrain of International Law: Courts, Politics, Rights (Princeton University Press 2014).
Francesco Sebregondi is an architect, a designer, and a researcher within the European Research Council-funded project Forensic Architecture, based at Goldsmiths, University of London. His research explores the agency of architecture as media, with a focus on the representation of contemporary spatial problems and phenomena.
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