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Readership: Academics and students in the field of public international law and international dispute settlement; International legal practitioners; Staff of foreign ministries and NGOs.
Ruth Mackenzie, Principal Research Fellow and Deputy Director, Centre for International Courts and Tribunals, Faculty of Laws, University College London, Cesare Romano, Associate Professor of Law, Loyola Law School Los Angeles, and Yuval Shany, Hersch Lauterpacht Chair in Public International Law, Hebrew University, Jerusalem
Ruth Mackenzie is Principal Research Fellow and Deputy Director of the Centre for International Courts and Tribunals at the Faculty of Laws,
University College London. She is a director of the Project on International Courts and Tribunals, and a member of the Steering Committee of the DOMAC project (research on the impact of international courts on domestic criminal procedures in mass atrocity cases). Ruth was a lawyer at the Foundation for International Environmental Law and Development in London from 1994 to 2003, directing FIELD's Biodiversity and Marine Resources programme. Before joining FIELD, she qualified as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales. Ruth holds an LL.M in Public International Law and a BSc. (Econ.) from the London School of Economics and Political Science.
Ruth is a member of the ILA Committee on International Law and Biotechnology and of the IUCN Commission on Environmental Law.
Cesare Romano is Associate Professor of Law at Loyola Law School Los Angeles and one of the Directors of PICT. He holds degrees in three different disciplines (political science, international relations and law) from three countries (Italy, Switzerland and the United States). His expertise is in public international law, and in particular dispute settlement, international environmental law, international human rights and international criminal law. However, it is probably the field international courts and tribunals where he has made to date the greatest contribution, publishing numerous articles and books.
Prof. Yuval Shany is the Hersch Lauterpacht Chair in International Law at the Law Faculty of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He also serves currently as the academic director of the Minerva Center for Human Rights a director in the International Law Forum at the Hebrew University and the Project on International Courts and Tribunals (PICT) and a member of the steering committee of the DOMAC project (assessing the impact of international courts on domestic criminal procedures in mass atrocity cases).
Shany has degrees in law from the Hebrew University (LL.B, 1995 cum laude), New York University (LL.M., 1997) and the University of London (Ph.D., 2001) and he has published a number of books and articles on international courts and arbitration tribunals and other international law issues such as international human rights and international humanitarian law.
Shany has taught in a number of law schools in Israel, and has been in recent years a research fellow in Harvard.
Introduction: A system of international courts and tribunals
Part One: The Global Courts
1: The International Court of Justice (ICJ)
2: The International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS)
3: The Appellate Body of the WTO Dispute Settlement Body (AB)
Part Two: Arbitration Institutions
4: The Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA)
5: International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID)
6: Other Arbitration Institutions and Rules
Part Three: International Criminal Courts
7: The International Criminal Court (ICC)
8: The ad hoc International Criminal Tribunals (ICTY, ICTR)
9: The Hybrid Criminal Tribunals
Part Four: Regional Economic Integration Bodies/Free Trade Arrangements
10: The Court of Justice of the European Communities (ECJ)
11: Courts of Justice of other Economic Communities
12: North American Free Trade Area (NAFTA) dispute settlement procedures
Part Five: Human Rights Bodies
13: European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR)
14: Inter-American Court and Commission of Human Rights
15: African Court and Commission of Human and Peoples' Rights
16: Human Rights Committee (HRC)
17: Other UN Treaty Bodies
18: Social Rights Committees
Part Six: Inspection Panels
19: World Bank Inspection Panel
20: Other Inspection Panels
Conclusions: Comparisons, Distinctions and Prospects
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