The Influence of English Courts on the Development of International Law
CONTEMPORARY PERSPECTIVES ON BRITISH INFLUENCES ON INTERNATIONAL LAW, pp. 11-27, Robert McCorquodale and Jean-Pierre Gauci, eds, Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, 2016
17 Pages Posted: 27 Dec 2015 Last revised: 22 Mar 2016
Date Written: December 5, 2015
This contribution does not aim to quantify the influence of English courts on the development of international law, but rather to highlight their contribution in that development by focusing on important decisions on the law of immunity and on UN Law and the law of international organisations, and by referring to further notable decisions in other areas of international law. This is done against the background of an understanding of domestic courts as 'agents' of international law development through instigation, reaction, and approval, which is also explained in the paper.
Keywords: domestic courts, international law and domestic law, avoidance techniques, incorporation, transformation, immunity, international organisations, development of international law
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