Commentaries on World Court Decisions: (1987 - 1996)

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Peter H. F. Bekker, International Court of Justice
Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, Jan 1, 1998 - Political Science - 301 pages
This book provides a full description of the judicial activity of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) during the busiest decade in its 50-year history (January 1, 1987 - December 31, 1996). The introductory chapter provides a basic description of the role and procedures of the ICJ, designed to facilitate a better understanding of its functioning. Actual statistics from the period 1987-1997 are used as examples. Ten chapters contain the scholarly commentaries of thirteen mainly American international lawyers on the twelve Judgements and five Advisory Opinions rendered by the ICJ between 1987 and 1997. Each commentary describes the facts of a particular case, the arguments of the parties involved and the decision of the ICJ. Each commentator also gives his personal assessment of the decision reviewed and explains the decision in the light of the Court's earlier jurisprudence and international law. Every chapter opens with a review of the judicial activity of the ICJ during a given year, using the General List of ICJ cases, pleadings filed, Orders, Judgements and Advisory Opinions issued and hearings held at the Peace Palace to describe the statistics on the docket of the ICJ, the composition of the ICJ (Judges and Judges "ad hoc"), the regional distribution to States parties in cases before the ICJ, together with a list of the most important ICJ literature. In sum, the book presents all you ever wanted to know about the World Court' between 1987 and 1997 for both ICJ practitioners and students of international law. The book includes reprints from the "American Journal of International" "Law" as well as new material.
 

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Contents

The ICJ in a Nutshell
9
ICJ Publications
28
Judicial Activity of the International Court of Justice
33
Judicial Activity of the International Court of Justice
49
Border and Transborder Armed Actions Nicaragua v Hon
63
Judicial Activity of the International Court of Justice
71
Applicability of Article VI Section 22 of the Convention
87
Judicial Activity of the International Court of Justice
97
Judicial Activity of the International Court of Justice
169
Territorial Dispute LibyaChad by Conor D McAuliffe
181
Judicial Activity of the International Court of Justice
187
East Timor Portugal v Australia by Peter H F Bekker
209
Request for an Examination of the Situation in Accordance
217
Judicial Activity of the International Court of Justice
229
The Vote in the General Assembly
243
Application of the Convention on the Prevention and Punish
253

THE YEAR 1991 1 1 1
103
Judicial Activity of the International Court of Justice
127
Land Island and Maritime Frontier Dispute El Salvador
141
Judicial Activity of the International Court of Justice
157
A Composition of the 1CJ 19871997
273
States Parties to Cases 19871997 by Region
283
TABLE OF CASES
291
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