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The International Court of Justice

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The International Court of Justice

9781789900170 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by William A. Schabas, Professor of International Law, Middlesex University, London, UK and Professor of International Criminal Law and Human Rights, Leiden University, the Netherlands
Publication Date: October 2020 ISBN: 978 1 78990 017 0 Extent: c 1440 pp
The International Court of Justice (the 'World Court') is one of the six principal organs of the United Nations. This important collection covers how the court deals with legal disputes between States and provides advisory opinions on the important issues of international law. Readers of this book will obtain a comprehensive overview of the Court, its activities, procedure and contribution to the progressive development of international law. Containing inspirational work by the most prominent experts in the field, as well as an original introduction by the editor, this timely collection will be a crucial resource for scholars and students alike.

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The International Court of Justice (the 'World Court') is one of the six principal organs of the United Nations. This important collection covers how the court deals with legal disputes between States and provides advisory opinions on the important issues of international law. Readers of this book will obtain a comprehensive overview of the Court, its activities, procedure and contribution to the progressive development of international law. Containing inspirational work by the most prominent experts in the field, as well as an original introduction by the editor, this timely collection will be a crucial resource for scholars and students alike.
Critical Acclaim
‘A very useful compilation of major, authoritative and well selected academic writings on the International Court of Justice that offers an introduction to the academic literature as well as to the jurisprudence.’
– Alain Pellet, French Society for International Law

‘With typical erudition and insight, Professor Schabas has navigated an extensive field of literature, spanning almost nine decades and including the work of over 50 authors from a diverse range of theoretical and professional backgrounds, to curate this far-reaching collection of essays. This collection is essential reading for those wishing to understand the complex historical, legal, political and procedural issues that underpin the operation and jurisprudence of the International Court of Justice today.’
– Yvonne McDermott Rees, Swansea University, UK
Contributors
53 articles, dating from 1930 to 2017
Contributors include: P. Dupuy, R. A. Falk, C. Gray, R. Higgins, I. Scobbie, B. Simma, P. Okowa, A. Zimmermann, G. Zyberi
Contents
Contents:

Volume I

Acknowledgements viii
Introduction William A. Schabas x

PART I HISTORY
1. Åke Hammarskjöld (1930), ‘The Permanent Court of International
Justice and its Place in International Relations’, International
Affairs, 9 (4), July, 467–97 2
2. Jan Hostie (1944), ‘The Statute of the Permanent Court of
International Justice’, American Journal of International Law, 38
(3), October, 407–33 33
3. Manley O. Hudson (1957), ‘The Succession of the International
Court of Justice to the Permanent Court of International Justice’,
American Journal of International Law, 51 (3), July, 569–73 60

PART II THE ROLE OF THE COURT
4. Robert Y. Jennings (1998), ‘The Role of the International Court of
Justice’, British Yearbook of International Law, 68, 1–63 66
5. Jose Maria Ruda (1991), ‘Some of the Contributions of the
International Court of Justice to the Development of International
Law’, New York University Journal of International Law and
Politics, 24, 35–68 129
6. Janina Satzer (2007), ‘Explaining the Decreased Use of
International Courts – The Case of the ICJ’, Review of Law and
Economics, 3 (1), 11–36 163
7. Manfred Lachs (1983), ‘Some Reflections on the Contribution of
the International Court of Justice to the Development of
International Law’, Syracuse Journal of International Law and
Commerce, 10, 239–78 189
8. Niels Petersen (2011), ‘Lawmaking by the International Court of
Justice – Factors of Success’, German Law Journal, 12 (5),
1295–316 229

PART III THE COURT IN A POLITICAL ENVIRONMENT
9. Andrew Coleman (2003), ‘The International Court of Justice and
Highly Political Matters’, Melbourne Journal of International Law,
4 (1), 29–75 252
10. Dapo Akande (1997), ‘The International Court of Justice and the
Security Council: Is there Room for Judicial Control of Decisions
of the Political Organs of the United Nations?’, International and
Comparative Law Quarterly, 46 (2), April, 309–43 299
11. Eric A. Posner and Miguel F. P. de Figueiredo (2005), ‘Is the
International Court of Justice Biased?’, Journal of Legal Studies, 34
(2), June, 599–630 334
12. Vera Gowlland-Debbas (1994), ‘The Relationship between the
International Court of Justice and the Security Council in the Light
of the Lockerbie Case’, American Journal of International Law, 88
(4), October, 643–77 366

PART IV JUDGES OF THE COURT
13. Chittharanjan F. Amerasinghe (2001), ‘Judges of the International
Court of Justice – Election and Qualifications’, Leiden Journal of
International Law, 14 (2), June, 335–48 402
14. Cosette Creamer and Zuzanna Godzimirska (2017), ‘The Job
Market for Justice: Screening and Selecting Candidates for the
International Court of Justice’, Leiden Journal of International Law,
30 (4), December, 947–66 416
15. Edward Gordon (1987), ‘Observations on the Independence and
Impartiality of the Members of the International Court of Justice’,
Connecticut Journal of International Law, 2, 397–426 436

PART V JURISDICTION, PROCEDURE AND COMPLIANCE
16. Edvard Hambro (1948), ‘Some Observations on the Compulsory
Jurisdiction of the International Court of Justice’, British Yearbook
of International Law, 25, 133–57 467
17. Jonathan I. Charney (1987), ‘Compromissory Clauses and the
Jurisdiction of the International Court of Justice’, American Journal
of International Law, 81 (4), October, 855–87 492
18. Shabtai Rosenne (2009), ‘Capacity to Litigate in the International
Court of Justice: Reflections on Yugoslavia in the Court’, British
Yearbook of International Law, 80 (1), 217–43 525
19. Simon Olleson (2005), ‘“Killing Three Birds with One Stone”? The
Preliminary Objections Judgments of the International Court of
Justice in the Legality of Use of Force Cases’, Leiden Journal of
International Law, 18 (2), June, 237–55 552
20. Aloysius P. Llamzon (2007), ‘Jurisdiction and Compliance in
Recent Decisions of the International Court of Justice’, European
Journal of International Law, 18 (5), November, 815–52 571
21. Colter Paulson (2004), ‘Compliance with Final Judgments of the
International Court of Justice since 1987’, American Journal of
International Law, 98 (3), July, 434–61 609
22. Stanimir A. Alexandrov (1995), ‘Non-Appearance before the
International Court of Justice’, Columbia Journal of Transnational
Law, 33 (1), 41–72 637
23. Stefan Talmon (2015), ‘Determining Customary International Law:
The ICJ’s Methodology between Induction, Deduction and
Assertion’, European Journal of International Law, 26 (2), May,
417–43 669

Volume II

Contents
Acknowledgements viii
Introduction An introduction for both volumes by the editor appears in Volume I

PART I ADVISORY OPINIONS OF THE COURT
1. Sir Kenneth Keith (1996), ‘The Advisory Jurisdiction of the
International Court of Justice: Some Comparative Reflections’,
Australian Year Book of International Law, 17, 39–58 2
2. Karin Oellers-Frahm (2011), ‘Lawmaking Through Advisory
Opinions?’, German Law Journal, 12 (5), March, 1033–55 22
3. Dapo Akande (1998), ‘The Competence of International
Organizations and the Advisory Jurisdiction of the International
Court of Justice’, European Journal of International Law, 9 (3),
437–67 45
4. Stephen M. Schwebel (1984), ‘Widening the Advisory Jurisdiction
of the International Court of Justice without Amending its Statute’,
Catholic University Law Review, 33 (2), 355–61 76
5. David Sloss (2002), ‘Using International Court of Justice Advisory
Opinions to Adjudicate Secessionist Claims’, Santa Clara Law
Review, 42 (2), 357–89 83

PART II SPECIALIZED BODIES OF LAW
6. Gentian Zyberi (2007), ‘The Development and Interpretation of
International Human Rights and Humanitarian Law Rules and
Principles through the Case-Law of the International Court of
Justice’, Netherlands Quarterly of Human Rights, 25 (1), March,
117–39 117
7. Bruno Simma (2012), ‘Mainstreaming Human Rights: The
Contribution of the International Court of Justice’, Journal of
International Dispute Settlement, 3 (1), March, 7–29 140
8. Vincent Chetail (2003), ‘The Contribution of the International Court
of Justice to International Humanitarian Law’, International Review
of the Red Cross, 85 (850), June, 235–69 163
9. Jorge E. Viñuales (2008), ‘The Contribution of the International
Court of Justice to the Development of International Environmental
Law: A Contemporary Assessment’, Fordham International Law
Journal, 32 (1), 232–58 198

PART III FRAGMENTATION
10. Rosalyn Higgins (2003), ‘The ICJ, the ECJ, and the Integrity of
International Law’, International and Comparative Law Quarterly,
52 (1), January, 1–20 226
11. Pierre-Marie Dupuy (1999), ‘The Danger of Fragmentation or
Unification of the International Legal System and the International
Court of Justice’, New York University Journal of International Law
and Politics, 31 (4), 791–807 246
12. Andrew Lang (2013), ‘The Role of the International Court of
Justice in a Context of Fragmentation’, International and
Comparative Law Quarterly, 62 (4), October, 777–812 263

PART IV SOME LEADING CASES
13. Edward Gordon (1971), ‘Old Orthodoxies Amid New Experiences:
The South West Africa (Namibia) Litigation and the Uncertain
Jurisprudence of the International Court of Justice’, Denver Journal
of International Law and Policy, 1, 65–92 300
14. Paul W. Kahn (1987), ‘From Nuremberg to The Hague: The United
States Position in Nicaragua v. United States and the Development
of International Law’, Yale Journal of International Law, 12 (1),
Winter, 1–62 328
15. Lori Fisler Damrosch (2012), ‘The Impact of the Nicaragua Case
on the Court and Its Role: Harmful, Helpful, or In Between?’,
Leiden Journal of International Law, 25 (1), March, 135–47 390
16. Wladyslaw Czapliński (1989), ‘Sources of International Law in the
Nicaragua Case’, International and Comparative Law Quarterly,
38 (1), January, 151–66 403
17. Malcolm D. Evans and Christine Chinkin (1996), ‘The East Timor
Case (Portugal v. Australia)’, International and Comparative Law
Quarterly, 45 (3), July, 712–25 419
18. Gerry J. Simpson (1994), ‘Judging the East Timor Dispute: Self-
Determination at the International Court of Justice’, Hastings
International and Comparative Law Review, 17 (2), 323–47 433
19. Eric David (1997), ‘The Opinion of the International Court of
Justice on the Legality of the Use of Nuclear Weapons’,
International Review of the Red Cross, 79 (823), 21–34 458
20. Richard A. Falk (1997), ‘Nuclear Weapons, International Law and
the World Court: A Historic Encounter’, American Journal of
International Law, 91 (1), January, 64–75 472
21. Susan L. Karamanian (2006), ‘Briefly Resuscitating the Great Writ:
The International Court of Justice and the U.S. Death Penalty’,
Albany Law Review, 69 (3), 745–70 484
22. Chittharanjan F. Amerasinghe (2008), ‘The Bosnia Genocide Case’,
Leiden Journal of International Law, 21 (2), June, 411–28 510
23. Iain Scobbie (2005), ‘Unchart(er)ed Waters?: Consequences of the
Advisory Opinion on the Legal Consequences of the Construction
of a Wall in the Occupied Palestinian Territory for the Responsibility
of the UN for Palestine’, European Journal of International Law,
16 (5), November, 941–61 528
24. Christine Gray (2004), ‘The ICJ Advisory Opinion on Legal
Consequences of the Construction of a Wall in the Occupied
Palestinian Territory’, Cambridge Law Journal, 63 (3), November,
527–32 549
25. Alexander Orakhelashvili (2006), ‘Legal Consequences of the
Construction of a Wall in the Occupied Palestinian Territory:
Opinion and Reaction’, Journal of Conflict and Security Law, 11
(1), Spring, 119–39 555
26. Simon Chesterman (2015), ‘The International Court of Justice in
Asia: Interpreting the Temple of Preah Vihear Case’, Asian Journal
of International Law, 5 (1), January, 1–8 576
27. Phoebe Okowa (2011), ‘The International Court of Justice and the
Georgia/Russia Dispute’, Human Rights Law Review, 11 (4),
December, 739–57 584
28. Sandy Ghandhi (2011), ‘Human Rights and the International Court
of Justice: The Ahmadou Sadio Diallo Case’, Human Rights Law
Review, 11 (3), December, 527–55 603
29. Vincent-Joël Proulx (2017), ‘The World Court’s Jurisdictional
Formalism and its Lost Market Share: The Marshall Islands
Decisions and the Quest for a Suitable Dispute Settlement Forum
for Multilateral Disputes’, Leiden Journal of International Law, 30
(4), September, 925–46 632
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