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date: 15 November 2019

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This chapter examines the international judicial bodies tasked with resolving disputes between states, notably the International Court of Justice (ICJ), the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS), and the World Trade Organization (WTO) Appellate Body. It first describes the key elements common to these international judicial bodies. It then discusses the shift in emphasis with respect to judicial bodies for resolving disputes between states, and considers whether the role of inter-state judicial bodies has really changed in recent years.

Keywords: international judicial bodies, International Court of Justice, International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea, World Trade Organization, inter-state judicial bodies

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