All Things to All People? The International Court of Justice and its Commentators

14 Pages Posted: 20 Jun 2008 Last revised: 1 May 2015

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Jörg Kammerhofer

University of Freiburg - Faculty of Law

André de Hoogh

University of Groningen; University of Groningen - Faculty of Law

Date Written: November 1, 2007

Abstract

Despite the technical prowess of both the editors and the contributors to this unique and comprehensive commentary on the Statute of the ICJ, a book of this nature cannot be all things to all people. The practitioner will miss a closer reading of the Court's jurisprudence and a more exhaustive bibliography; the theoretician will lament the lack of theoretical foundations for many of the dogmatic arguments put forward. But this volume is as good as they come, both in terms of the medium and format chosen. The commentary fulfils most of the demands made of it by practitioners and scholars alike.

Keywords: ICJ, Statute, Provisional Measures, Jurisdiction of the Court, Sources of International Law, Article 38, Article 36

Suggested Citation

Kammerhofer, Jörg and de Hoogh, André, All Things to All People? The International Court of Justice and its Commentators (November 1, 2007). European Journal of International Law, Vol. 18, Issue 5, pp. 971-984, 2007. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1148659 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ejil/chm052

Jörg Kammerhofer (Contact Author)

University of Freiburg - Faculty of Law ( email )

D-79098 Freiburg
Germany

André De Hoogh

University of Groningen

P.O. Box 800
9700 AH Groningen, Groningen 9700 AV
Netherlands

University of Groningen - Faculty of Law

9700 AS Groningen
Netherlands

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