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“The Variable Authority of International Courts:” New special issue of Law and Contemporary Problems

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“The Variable Authority of International Courts” is the result of a collective endeavour to contribute original and multidisciplinary perspectives on the proliferation and impact of international courts. The volume features articles from widely recognized as well as up-and-coming scholars of internationational courts.

All articles in the special issue can be accessed directly here

The special issue of Law and Contemporary Problems (vol. 79, no. 1, 2016) was edited by Karen J. Alter, Laurence R. Helfer & Mikael Rask Madsen and includes the following articles:

  • Karen J. Alter, Laurence R. Helfer & Mikael Rask Madsen, How Context Shapes the Authority of International Courts
  • James Thuo Gathii, Variation in the Use of Subregional Integration Courts between Business and Human Rights Actors: The Case of the East African Court of Justice
  • Claire Moore Dickerson, The OHADA Common Court of Justice and Arbitration: Exogenous Forces Contributing to Its Influence
  • Salvatore Caserta & Mikael Rask Madsen, Between Community Law and Common Law: The Rise of the Caribbean Court of Justice at the Intersection of Regional Integration and Post-Colonial Legacies
  • Daniel Kelemen, The Court of Justice of the European Union in the Twenty-First Century
  • Mikael Rask Madsen, The Challenging Authority of the European Court of Human Rights: From Cold War Legal Diplomacy to the Brighton Declaration and Backlash
  • Alexandra Huneeus, Constitutional Lawyers and the Inter-American Court’s Varied Authority
  • Emilia Justyna Powell, Islamic Law States and the Authority of the International Court of Justice: Territorial Sovereignty and Diplomatic Immunity
  • Gregory Shaffer, Manfred Elsig & Sergio Puig, The Extensive (But Fragile) Authority of the WTO Appellate Body
  • Leslie Vinjamuri, The International Criminal Court and the Paradox of Authority
  • Ron Levi, John Hagan & Sara Dezalay, International Courts in Atypical Political Environments: The Interplay of Prosecutorial Strategy, Evidence, and Court Authority in International Criminal Law
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