Negotiations in the Case Law of the International Court of Justice: A Functional Analysis
By: Karel Wellens (author)Hardback
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This book examines the multifunctional role negotiations play in the jurisprudence of the International Court of Justice. Prior negotiations may be necessary to bring to the surface and clarify the legal aspects of a dispute before its submission to the ICJ. Negotiations may play a potential and parallel role during the course of the proceedings; results of negotiations may find their way into the judicial reasoning and may even form part of the basis of the judicial settlement. The Court's judgment may require further negotiations for its implementation. A failure of this process may bring the parties back before the Court. This volume presents a detailed and critical examination of the case law of the ICJ through the prism of the functional interaction between negotiation and judicial settlement of disputes. In cases where legal interests of third States are involved this functional interaction becomes even more complex. The focus is not on the merits of each individual case, but on the Court's contribution and clarification of this functional interplay.
The systematic analysis of the Court's jurisprudence makes this book essential reading for those involved with and studying international law and justice.
Karel Wellens is Emeritus Professor of International Law, Faculty of Law, Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands.
Contents: Introduction; The dynamics of negotiations as a process from an international relations perspective: a brief visit. Part I Negotiations in the Pre-Adjudicative Phase: The multifunctionality of negotiations as means for the peaceful settlement of disputes and their status under international law; A first visit to the functional interaction between negotiations and adjudication by the Court as mechanisms for the peaceful settlement of disputes; Negotiations as a precondition for the submission of a dispute to the Court. Part II Negotiations and the Adjudicative Phase: Entering the Peace Palace: seisin of the Court and meetings with the President; The existence and nature of a dispute and failed negotiations are the keys to the Great Hall of Justice, but who is the key holder?; Negotiations during the course of the proceedings; Negotiations and their role in the judicial settlement by the Court. Part III Negotiations During the Post-Adjudicative Phase: Functional interaction in the post-adjudicative phase; Failed post-adjudicative negotiations and returning to the Court; Conclusions: revisiting the functional interaction between negotiations and judicial settlement by the International Court of Justice. Index.
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