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The Evidentiary Practice of the World Court

Juan Carlos Sainz-Borgo (ed) Liber Amicorum Gudmundur Eiriksson (San José, University for Peace Press 2016, Forthcoming)

NUS Law Working Paper No. 2015/010

26 Pages Posted: 3 Dec 2015  

H.E. Peter Tomka

International Court of Justice

Vincent-Joël Proulx

National University of Singapore (NUS) - Faculty of Law

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Date Written: December 2, 2015

Abstract

In this chapter, we canvass some key aspects of the evidentiary practice of the World Court, with particular emphasis on recent developments. Our ambition is to provide insight into both the Court’s jurisprudential pronouncements on important evidentiary matters, and its institutional culture and practice as regards the management and treatment of evidence. This chapter begins by mapping out the evidentiary framework governing the Court’s work, with reference to relevant provisions, before turning to the admissibility of evidence before the Court. Ultimately, this contribution recalls and explores select substantive pronouncements of the Court on matters of evidence.

Keywords: Public international law, International Court of Justice, evidence, burden of proof, procedure, documentary evidence, witness testimony, international judicial proceedings

Suggested Citation

Tomka, H.E. Peter and Proulx, Vincent-Joël, The Evidentiary Practice of the World Court (December 2, 2015). Juan Carlos Sainz-Borgo (ed) Liber Amicorum Gudmundur Eiriksson (San José, University for Peace Press 2016, Forthcoming); NUS Law Working Paper No. 2015/010. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2698459

H.E. Peter Tomka

International Court of Justice ( email )

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Vincent-Joël Proulx (Contact Author)

National University of Singapore (NUS) - Faculty of Law ( email )

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Singapore, 259776
Singapore

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