Legacies of the Permanent Court of Justice


Legacies of the Permanent Court of International Justice assesses the continuing relevance of the first 'world court'. Active for merely 2 decades, and dissolved rather quietly in 1945/46 to be replaced by the International Court of Justice, the PCIJ, for better or worse, has shaped our thinking about binding legal dispute resolution. The contributions to this book trace the PCIJ's impact on procedural and substantive aspects of international law and on the development of the international judicial function.
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Biographical Note

Christian Tams is Professor of International Law at the University of Glasgow. His research focuses on questions of dispute resolution, state responsibility and investment law. In addition to his academic work, he has advised States in proceedings before the International Court of Justice and the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea. Malgosia Fitzmaurice

Table of contents

With Contributions from: Jean d’Aspremont; Catherine Brӧlmann ; Malgosia Fitzmaurice; Marika Giles Samson ; Joanna Gomula; Douglas Guilfoyle ; Ursula Kriebaum ; Roman Kwiecień; Panos Merkouris ; Photini Pazartzis; Anneliese Quast Mertsch ; Akbar Rasulov ; Iain Scobbie ; Ole Spiermann ; Christian J Tams ; Antonios Tzanakopoulos and Stephan Wittich.


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