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The Effectiveness of the International Court of Justice

  • Joan E. Donoghue (a1)
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1 See, e.g., Constanze Schulte, Compliance with Decisions of the International Court of Justice (2004); Charney, Jonathan I., Disputes Implicating the Institutional Credibility of the Court: Problems of Non-Appearance, Non-Participation, and Non-Performance, in The International Court of Justice at a Crossroads 288 (Damrosch, Lori Fisler ed., 1987); Ginsburg, Tom & McAdams, Richard H., Adjudicating in Anarchy: An Expressive Theory of International Dispute Resolution, 45 Wm. & Mary L. Rev. 1229 (2004); Paulson, Colter, Compliance with Final Judgments of the International Court of Justice Since 1987, 98 AJIL 434 (2004); Llamzon, Aloysius P., Jurisdiction and Compliance in Recent Decisions of the International Court of Justice, 18 Eur. J. Int’l L. 815 (2007).

2 Yuval Shany, Assessing the Effectiveness of International Courts (2014); Shany, Yuval, Assessing the Effectiveness of International Courts: A Goal-Based Approach, 106 AJIL, 225 (2012).

3 As Harold Koh has observed, the reason why nations obey international law “remains among the most perplexing questions in international relations.” Koh, Harold Hongju, Why Do Nations Obey International Law?, 106 Yale L.J. 2599, 2599 (1997). Koh’s essay offers his own views and provides a comprehensive overview of the vast literature related to this question. A more recent survey of the literature appears in Andrew Guzman, How International Law Works (2008), in which the author also offers his own ideas about how international law influences state behavior.

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Proceedings of the ASIL Annual Meeting
  • ISSN: 0272-5037
  • EISSN: 2169-1118
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