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Legitimacy of unseen actors in international adjudication

Author: Freya Baetens
Publisher: Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2019.
Series: Studies on International Courts and Tribunals.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
"'Unseen actors' are vital to the functioning of international courts and tribunals, exercising varying levels of influence on the adjudicatory process and its outcome. The last few decades have witnessed an expansion in the number of international judicial bodies. Although these bodies differ in their institutional make-up and functions, a characteristic shared among them is their reliance on the contribution of  Read more...

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Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Freya Baetens
ISBN: 9781108660976 1108660975 9781108641685 1108641687
OCLC Number: 1127464894
Notes: 5.2.3 The First 'Legal Officer' Positions.
Description: 1 online resource (1 recurso electrónico.).
Contents: Cover; Reviews; Half title; Series information; Title page; Copyright information; Table of Contents; List of Figures; List of Tables; List of Contributors; Foreword; 1 Unseen Actors in International Courts and Tribunals: Challenging the Legitimacy of International Adjudication; 1.1 The Importance of Unseen Actors for the Legitimacy of International Courts and Tribunals; 1.1.1 The Meaning of Legitimacy in the Context of International Adjudication; 1.1.2 A Multidimensional Conceptualization of Legitimacy as Applied to Unseen Actors; 1.1.3 Epistemological and Methodological Challenges. 1.2 Structure and Underlying Legitimacy Questions1.2.1 Institutional Perspectives; 1.2.2 Nomination and Appointment; 1.2.3 Case Management and Deference to the Bench; 1.2.4 Confidentiality and Transparency; 1.2.5 Ethics and Accountability; 1.2.6 External Influences and Activities; 1.3 Contribution to the Existing Scholarship and Building Blocks for Future Research; Part I Institutional Perspectives; 2 The International Court of Justice; 2.1 Introduction; 2.2 Organization of the Registry; 2.3 In What Way Is the Registry Unique? 2.4 The Role of the Different Departments and Divisions of the Registry2.4.1 The Department of Legal Matters; 2.4.2 The Department of Linguistic Matters; 2.4.3 The Information Department; 2.4.4 The Technical Divisions; 2.5 Conclusion; 3 The International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea; 3.1 Introduction; 3.2 Who Are the Unseen Actors at ITLOS?; 3.3 What Are the Functions of Unseen Actors at ITLOS?; 3.4 How Is the Neutrality of Unseen Actors at ITLOS Ensured and Their Legitimacy Preserved?; 3.5 Conclusion; 4 International Arbitral Institutions; 4.1 Introduction. 4.2 The Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA)4.2.1 The Work of the PCA; 4.2.2 Who Are the Unseen Actors?; 4.2.3 What Is the Role of the Unseen Actors and How Is the PCA regulated?; Initiation of a claim; Constitution of the Tribunal; Determination Phase; 4.3 The International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID); 4.3.1 The Work of the ICSID; 4.3.2 Who Are the Unseen Actors?; 4.3.3 What Is the Role of the Unseen Actors and How Is the ICSID Regulated?; Initiation of a Claim; Constitution of the Tribunal; Determination Phase. 4.4 Commercial Arbitration Institutions4.4.1 Work of the Commercial Arbitration Institutions; 4.4.2 Who are the Unseen Actors?; 4.4.3 What Is the Role of the Unseen Actors and How Are the Institutions Regulated?; Initiation of a Claim; Constitution of the Tribunal; Determination Phase; 4.5 Conclusions; 5 The World Trade Organization; 5.1 Introduction; 5.2 Lawyers in the GATT: Out of the Darkness and into the Light; 5.2.1 The Beginning of the GATT and the First Lawyers; 5.2.2 Wyndham White and the First Panels for Resolving Disputes.
Series Title: Studies on International Courts and Tribunals.
Responsibility: edited by Freya Baetens.


The opaqueness of unseen actors' roles (e.g. registries, experts) in international adjudication raises questions concerning their legitimacy within dispute settlement mechanisms. This book  Read more...


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