Domestic Influence of the International Court of Justice
20 Pages Posted: 7 Jun 2014
Date Written: 1998, 2014
This short article identifies patterns and examples of use of International Court of Justice (ICJ) and Permanent International Court of Justice (PCIJ) opinions in U.S. courts. Decisions and advisory opinions of the international tribunals have most often been used indirectly as evidence of the content of relevant international law – and most often the content of customary international law as opposed to the content of treaty law. Trends in use are set forth and Appendices list the opinions of the ICJ and PCIJ that were used up until 1998.
Keywords: advisory opinion, CIL, courts, custom, ICJ, incorporation, international law, interpretive aid, normative content, PCI, treaty
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