Adjudication Fallacies: The Role of International Courts in Interstate Dispute Settlement

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The international dispute settlement system is strained. Interstate disputes naturally proliferate as international relations continue spreading out. For many legal scholars, international courts are the promised land of interstate dispute settlement: just as courts occupy the central place in domestic legal systems, so too international dispute settlement can revolve around international courts. As Douglas Johnston pointed out, for many international lawyers, adjudication “is not only the ideal, most peaceful, method of settling inter-state disputes, but also an opportunity for jurists to contribute to doctrinal development in a prestigious nonpolitical institution.”

Author: Vitalius Tumonis

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