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The Development of International Law by the International Court of Justice

Christian J. Tams and James Sloan


This book traces the impact that the International Court of Justice (ICJ), the principal judicial organ of the United Nations, has had on various areas of international law. A number of prominent international experts examine whether, and to what extent, international law has been shaped by the Court's jurisprudence. The informal development of international law through the Court's judgments contrasts with the development of international law through more deliberate means, such as treaty-making. Assessing key areas of international law over which the ICJ has exercised its jurisdiction, such as ... More

Keywords: ICJ, International Court of Justice, United Nations, international law, jurisprudence, treaty-making, law of immunities

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Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199653218
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199653218.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Christian J. Tams, editor
Professor of International Law, University of Glasgow

James Sloan, editor
Lecturer in Law, University of Glasgow

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Part I Prologue

1 General Introduction

Christian J Tams and James Sloan

Part II The Law of Treaties

Part III The law of Claims

7 Jurisdictional Immunities

Roger O’Keefe

Part IV Spatial Regimes

Part V The United Nations

Part VI Armed Conflict

Part VII Community Concerns

Part VIII Conclusion

End Matter