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date: 14 December 2019

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This chapter discusses the appointment and election of judges in international courts. It analyzes the intergovernmental context of international judicial selection, and then turns to the rules, practice, and innovation in the selection process. It concludes that while judicial selection in international courts is characterized by diversity, evolution, and innovation, it remains largely characterized by intergovernmental control and state interest. Politics continues to play an integral, and often decisive, role in the composition of international courts and in the appointment of individual judges.

Keywords: judicial selection, judicial appointment, international courts, politics, intergovernmental control

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