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Assessing the Effectiveness of International Courts

Yuval Shany


Are international courts effective tools for international governance? Do they fulfil the expectations that led to their creation and empowerment? Why do some courts appear to be more effective than others, and do so such appearances reflect reality? Could their results have been produced by other mechanisms? This book evaluates the effectiveness of international courts and tribunals by comparing their stated goals to the actual outcomes they achieve. Using a theoretical model borrowed from social science, the book assesses their effectiveness by analysing key empirical data. Its first part is ... More

Keywords: international courts, international governance, International Court of Justice, WTO, dispute settlement, Appellate Body, Rwanda, Yugoslavia, international adjudication

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780199643295
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199643295.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Yuval Shany, author
Hersch Lauterpacht Chair in Public International Law, Hebrew University, Jerusalem