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The New Terrain of International Law: Courts, Politics, Rights

Karen J. Alter


In 1989, when the Cold War ended, there were six permanent international courts. Today there are more than two dozen that have collectively issued over thirty-seven thousand binding legal rulings. This book charts the developments and trends in the creation and role of international courts, and explains how the delegation of authority to international judicial institutions influences global and domestic politics. The book presents an in-depth look at the scope and powers of international courts operating around the world. Focusing on dispute resolution, enforcement, administrative review, and ... More

Keywords: international courts, international justice, dispute resolution, enforcement, administrative review, constitutional review, political influence, state behaviour

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780691154749
Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: October 2017 DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691154749.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Karen J. Alter, author
Northwestern University