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Published: 02 April 2019

2,016 Pages


ISBN: 9780198814894

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The Statute of the International Court of Justice

A Commentary

Third Edition

Edited by Andreas Zimmermann and Christian J. Tams
Consultant Editor Karin Oellers-Frahm and Consultant Editor Christian Tomuschat

Oxford Commentaries on International Law

  • Fully revised and updated new edition of the only article-by-article commentary on the founding Statute of the most important court in international law
  • Commentary on each provision of the Statute is augmented by analysis of the relevant UN Charter provisions relating to the Court
  • Draws parallels with other international courts and tribunals, giving a valuable in-depth understanding of the work of the International Court of Justice

New to this Edition:

  • Incorporates up-to-date analysis of significant developments in the practice of the Court, including 22 cases and 21 judgments which have been instituted and rendered since the second edition
  • Reflects on changes to the composition of the Court, as a result of two rounds of regular elections and the election of four new judges to the Bench
  • With an expanded team of contributors, recruited from all UN regions, this edition rejuvenates and diversifies the Commentary's authorship, bringing new perspectives and expertise on international law and the practice of the Court

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