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The Global Spread of European Style International Courts


Karen J. Alter


Northwestern University - Department of Political Science; University of Copenhagen, Faculty of Law - iCourts Center of Excellence

June 17, 2011

West European Politics, Forthcoming
Northwestern Public Law Research Paper No. 11-55
Northwestern University Roberta Buffett Center for International and Comparative Studies Working Paper No. 11-003

Abstract:     
Europe created the model of embedded international courts (IC), where domestic judges work with international judges to interpret and apply international legal rules that are also part of national legal orders. This model has now diffused around the world. This article documents the spread of European-style ICs: there are now eleven operational copies of the European Court of Justice (ECJ), three copies of the European Court of Human Rights, and a handful of additional ICs that use Europe’s embedded approach to international law. After documenting the spread of European-style ICs, the article then explains how two regions chose European style ICs, yet varied from the ECJ model.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 26

Keywords: International Courts and Tribunals, European Court of Justice, International Economic Disputes. Regional Integration

JEL Classification: K33, P45, K30

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Date posted: June 19, 2011  

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Alter, Karen J., The Global Spread of European Style International Courts (June 17, 2011). West European Politics, Forthcoming; Northwestern Public Law Research Paper No. 11-55; Northwestern University Roberta Buffett Center for International and Comparative Studies Working Paper No. 11-003. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1866787

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Karen J. Alter (Contact Author)
Northwestern University - Department of Political Science ( email )
601 University Place
Evanston, IL 60208
United States
University of Copenhagen, Faculty of Law - iCourts Center of Excellence ( email )
Copenhagen, DK-2100
Denmark
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