International Law and the Reform of the International Court of Justice

A Anghie and G Sturgess (eds) 'Legal Visions of the 21st Century: Essays in Honour of Judge Christopher Weeramantry' (Kluwer Law, The Hague, 1998) at 579-600.

Victoria University of Wellington Legal Research Paper Series Palmer Paper No. 32

23 Pages Posted: 27 Feb 2013 Last revised: 24 Feb 2015

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Sir Geoffrey Palmer QC

Victoria University of Wellington - Faculty of Law

Date Written: 1998

Abstract

This paper discusses the concept of international law and the position of the International Court of Justice. It considers the functions of the Court and whether a new approach involving compulsory third-party adjudication is necessary. It then turns to the potential for general reform and how various beneficial changes to the Court could be carried out.

Keywords: ICJ, international law, arbitration, compulsory arbitration, International Court of Justice

JEL Classification: K33

Suggested Citation

Palmer QC, Sir Geoffrey, International Law and the Reform of the International Court of Justice (1998). A Anghie and G Sturgess (eds) 'Legal Visions of the 21st Century: Essays in Honour of Judge Christopher Weeramantry' (Kluwer Law, The Hague, 1998) at 579-600.; Victoria University of Wellington Legal Research Paper Series Palmer Paper No. 32. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2225559

Sir Geoffrey Palmer QC (Contact Author)

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