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The Judicialization of International Law: A Mixed Blessing?

Andreas Follesdal and Geir Ulfstein


International relations are increasingly judicialized by the increasing number of international courts and tribunals. On the one hand this judicialization of international law is hailed as a glimmer of more effective and legitimate world governance promoting human rights, justice, and peace. On the other hand critics highlight how sovereignty is increasingly constrained by international courts, and question the effectiveness, legitimacy, and future potential of these courts and tribunals. This book maps and assesses this development and the mixed reactions thereto, presenting the aspirations w ... More

Keywords: legitimacy, international courts and tribunals, functions, backlash, dispute settlement, jurisdiction, fragmentation, multidisciplinary

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780198816423
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198816423.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Andreas Follesdal, editor
Professor of Political Philosophy, University of Oslo

Geir Ulfstein, editor
Professor of International Law, University of Oslo

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