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Justice in International Law

Justice in International Law
Further Selected Writings

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  • Date Published: June 2011
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  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107005372

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  • Since 1947, Stephen M. Schwebel has written some 200 articles and book reviews on topics of international law, international arbitration and international relations. This volume brings together thirty-two of the legal articles and commentaries written since the first volume of his essays was published in 1994. The essays analyze contentious issues of international arbitration and international law such as the place of preparatory work in interpreting treaties, the role of a judge of the nationality of a party to a case sitting in judgment in the International Court of Justice, and the meaning of the term 'investment' in ICSID jurisprudence. Together with his unofficial writings, his judicial opinions are catalogued in the list of publications with which this volume concludes.

    • Essays on contentious questions of international arbitration will appeal to international arbitrators and counsel
    • Students of and advocates before the International Court of Justice will benefit from the essays appraising the performance of the International Court of Justice
    • Essays exploring the role of a judge of the nationality of a party in the International Court of Justice will appeal to students of and parties' counsel before the International Court of Justice
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    '… [this] book is in every way an exposition of the fact that justice does exist, and that it is capable of being realized in international adjudication. For students and scholars of the subject, [it] is an invaluable resource.' Zoilo Velasco, Yale Journal of International Law

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    • Date Published: June 2011
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107005372
    • length: 384 pages
    • dimensions: 235 x 157 x 21 mm
    • weight: 0.7kg
    • contains: 1 b/w illus.
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. International Court of Justice:
    1. Reflections on international adjudication
    2. The impact of the International Court of Justice
    3. The politics of adjudication
    4. National judges and judges ad hoc of the International Court of Justice
    5. The roles of the Security Council and the International Court of Justice in the application of international humanitarian law
    6. The interactive influence of the International Court of Justice and the International Law Commission
    7. A site visit of the Court
    8. The proliferation of international tribunals: threat or promise?
    9. The Gulf of Maine Maritime Boundary Delimitation: Constitution of the Chamber
    10. The judgment of the International Court of Justice in the case concerning the Gabcikivo–Nagymaros project
    11. Gorbachev embraces compulsory jurisdiction
    Part II. International Arbitration:
    12. A BIT about ICSID
    13. The influence of bilateral investment treaties on customary international law
    14. The United States 2004 Model Bilateral Investment Treaty: an exercise in the regressive development of international law
    15. The United States 2004 Model Bilateral Investment Treaty and denial of justice in international law
    16. Anti-suit injunctions in international arbitration: an overview
    17. The law applicable in international arbitration: public international law
    18. The validity of an arbitral award rendered by a truncated tribunal
    19. The authority of a truncated tribunal
    20. Injunction of arbitral proceedings and truncation of the tribunal
    21. Public policy and arbitral procedure
    22. The creation and operation of an International Court of arbitral awards
    23. The kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Aramco litigate the Onassis Agreement
    24. The Southern Bluefin Tuna case
    25. Does the consent of the contracting parties govern the requirement of an 'investment' as specified in Article 25 of the ICSID Convention?
    Part III. Miscellaneous:
    26. May preparatory work be used to correct rather than to confirm the 'clear' meaning of a treaty provision?
    27. Clean hands, principle
    28. Compound interest in international law
    29. The prescience and pertinence of the ILO
    30. Is mediation of foreign investment disputes plausible?
    31. Hersch Lauterpacht: fragments for a portrait
    32. The collected papers of Hersch Lauterpacht.

  • Author

    Stephen M. Schwebel
    Stephen M. Schwebel has been a practitioner, professor, government legal adviser, judge and arbitrator. He gained early experience in international arbitration while practising law in New York with White and Case (1954–59), taught international law, commercial law and contracts as an assistant professor at Harvard Law School (1959–61), and served as Assistant Legal Adviser for UN Affairs of the U.S. Department of State (1961–66). In the years 1967–72, he was the executive director of the American Society of International Law and Burling Professor of International Law at the School of Advanced International Studies of The Johns Hopkins University. He returned to the State Department in 1973 as Counselor on International Law and served as a Deputy Legal Adviser from 1974 to 1980. He was elected a member of the UN International Law Commission in 1977 and was appointed its Special Rapporteur on International Watercourses. In January 1981, he became a judge of the International Court of Justice, and, in 1997, President of the Court. Since his retirement from the Court in 2000, he has been a leading international arbitrator. He has lectured widely and is the author of The Secretary-General of the United Nations: His Political Powers and Practice (1952), International Arbitration: Three Salient Problems (1984) and Justice in International Law (1994). Judge Schwebel is a member of the Institut de Droit International, an Honorary Bencher of Gray's Inn, and an Honorary Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge.

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