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Tim Stephens and Donald R. Rothwell

Introduction Rules of state jurisdiction and immunity are critically important in bringing stability and order to international relations, 1 as confirmed by the 2002 decision of the International Court of Justice in Jurisdictional Immunities of the State . 2 These objectives are of equal

Andreas Zimmermann

when the Court’s jurisdiction and the dispute resolution provisions of a human rights treaty do not align. While universal human rights treaties have been in existence for over 60 years, they have only recently been the subject of proceedings before the International Court of Justice, most commonly in

August Reinisch

I Introduction Apparently, the organizers of the Bologna conference on jurisdiction and admissibility do not share the belief of the Pan American tribunal that “there is no need to go into the possible – and somewhat controversial – distinction between jurisdiction and admissibility.” 3

Natalie L. Dobson

protection measures that effectively seek to regulate foreign conduct may well trigger jurisdictional tensions. 5 This has been clearly visible in the discussions surrounding the ‘extraterritorial’ nature of the EU ’s ambitious climate change policy. 6 As states craft their national (and

Perry S. Bechky

1 Introduction Salini v. Morocco is a canonical case in international investment law. 1 Before Salini in 2001, little attention was paid to the “investment requirement” in the ICSID Convention – the idea that ICSID tribunals should determine, as a condition of their jurisdiction

Filippo Fontanelli and Attila Tanzi

, or even integration, it draws inspiration from the general principles governing the practice of international courts and tribunals, whilst looking at international commercial arbitration – and its usages – as its next of kin. The institutions of jurisdiction and admissibility add to the hybrid

Bevan Marten

Conventions and technical rules. 5 Port states in particular have taken on an important enforcement role through various regional port state control arrangements, 6 inspecting ships for compliance with internationally agreed standards, but also possessing the jurisdiction to introduce more stringent

José Manuel Cortés Martín

I Prior Consultations as Custom? Although seemingly desirable as a general obligation on States, a duty of prior consultations between parties as a preliminary step to instituting proceedings before an international jurisdiction does not yet exist. 1 Beyond some past academic conjectures, 2

Filippo Fontanelli

disregard to context and function. 2 ∵ Introduction The practice of international investment tribunals with respect to the legal categories of admissibility and jurisdiction is irreversibly confused. These concepts being ultimately blurry, the words that are supposed to denote them are ambivalent. Yet

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Filippo Fontanelli

disregard to context and function. 2 ∵ Introduction The practice of international investment tribunals with respect to the legal categories of admissibility and jurisdiction is irreversibly confused. These concepts being ultimately blurry, the words that are supposed to denote them are ambivalent. Yet