The World Court Vol. 3



The World Court Vol. III

(available by Mid-2024)

Addresses the full seventy-five years of the ICJ. It elaborates on the jubilee volume produced by the author on the occasion of the Fiftieth Anniversary of the Court, back in 1996. Its layout and substance are arranged in much similar way as the Volumes I and II. The history of the Court, its infrastructure and expansion are discussed in light of the development of the UNO and world organization as such, including the Decolonisation Process and the drawbacks of the Cold War Era. It amply discusses the spectacular process of globalisation and the expansion of the discipline of international law. It details the role of research bodies and institutions, such as the Geneva-based International Law Commission (f. 1948), and the ramification of international courts and tribunals over the past few decades. Full biographies of all judges who graced the ICJ over the past seventy-five years are complemented with surveys of the contributions of distinct legal and cultural traditions and Continents. The overall arrangement and layout of the illustrated and text-only editions are in line with the formula adopted in the earlier volumes.

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An Ambitious Project


True to our core commitment to highlight the role of The Hague as ‘Judicial Capital’, at Judicap the years 2020-2024 are dedicated to the Centenary of the World Court (1922-2022). In an ambitious project, the history of the concept of such a Court, the fascinating tale of its constitution, and the impressive role and record of the world’s highest judicial organ are covered in two series of publications that run parallel. The first series covers the story in three lavishly illustrated volumes, the second series is a richly documented three-volume text-only edition. Both series will be made available in hard-bound and soft-cover versions. The first volume in both versions will be available as of 20 June 2022. The first copy will be presented to H.E. Judge Peter Tomka, Judge and former President of the ICJ, who may pose as the initiator of the project. The presentation will take place during a commemorative workshop (“The Hope of Ages”) at Nymegen University, co-organized by Prof. Christian Tams (University of Glasgow) and Prof. Henri de Waele (Radboud University, Nymegen).

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