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Call # KZ6010 .M45 2011
Author Merrills, J. G
Title International dispute settlement / J.G. Merrills
Imprint Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2011
Edition 5th ed
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Descript. xxv, 359 p. ; 26 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Summary/Abstract "A guide to the techniques and institutions used to solve international disputes, how they work and when they are used. This textbook looks at diplomatic (negotiation, mediation, inquiry and conciliation) and legal methods (arbitration, judicial settlement). It uses many, often topical, examples of each method in practice to place the theory of how things should work in the context of real-life situations and to help the reader understand the strengths and weaknesses of different methods when they are used. It also looks at organisations such as the International Court and the United Nations and has been fully updated to include the most recent arbitrations, developments in the WTO and the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea, as well as case law from the International Court of Justice"--Provided by publisher
Subject Pacific settlement of international disputes
OCLC # 693208079
Table of Contents
 Table of casesxi
 Table of treaties and agreementsxvii
 List of abbreviationsxxiv
 List of websitesxxvi
 Forms of negotiation8
 Substantive aspects of negotiation11
 Negotiation and adjudication16
 Limitations of negotiation21
 Consent to mediation29
 Functions of mediation33
 limits of mediation37
 1899 Hague Convention41
 Dogger Bank inquiry42
 Inquiries under the 1907 Hague Convention44
 Treaty practice 1911-4047
 Red Crusader inquiry48
 Letelier and Moffitt case51
 value of inquiry53
 emergence of conciliation58
 work of commissions of conciliation60
 practice of conciliation65
 place of conciliation in modern treaty law69
 Further developments74
 significance of conciliation79
 Forms of arbitration83
 selection of arbitrators86
 Terms of reference89
 Basis of the decision94
 Effect of the award100
 Private international arbitration106
 utility of arbitration111
6.International Court I: organisation and procedure116
 Contentious jurisdiction110
 Jurisdictional disputes119
 Incidental jurisdiction124
 Advisory jurisdiction132
 Membership of the Court134
7.International Court II: the work of the Court142
 Court's decision142
 Extension of the Court's function147
 Legal and political disputes152
 effect of judgments156
 significance of the Court161
8.Law of the Sea Convention167
 Convention and its system167
 principle of compulsory settlement169
 Exceptions to the principle of compulsory settlement172
 Special arbitration179
 International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea181
 Sea-Bed Disputes Chamber183
 Inaugurating ITLOS186
 significance of the Convention189
9.International trade disputes194
 From GATT (1947) to the World Trade Organization194
 Dispute Settlement Understanding195
 Good offices, conciliation and mediation199
 Panel proceedings201
 Appellate review205
 Implementation of rulings and recommendations210
 WTO system in context215
10.United Nations219
 machinery of the Organization219
 Security Council and General Assembly in action221
 role of the Secretary-General225
 political organs and the International Court231
 Peace-keeping operations236
 Action under Chapter VII242
 Are decisions of the political organs open to legal challenge?247
 effectiveness of the United Nations250
11.Regional organisations257
 range of regional organisations257
 role of regional organisations in disputes264
 Limitations of regional organisations271
 Regional organisations and adjudication274
 Regional organisations and the United Nations279
12.Trends and prospects284
 Dispute settlement today284
 political perspective286
 legal perspective290
 Improving the capacity of political methods295
 Improving the capacity of legal methods301
A.Agreement between Argentina and the United Kingdom establishing an Interim Reciprocal Information and Consultation System, 1990310
B.Report of the Commission of Inquiry into the Red Crusader Incident, 1962 (extract)312
C.Conciliation Commission on the Continental Shelf Area between Iceland and Jan Mayen, May 1981314
D.Arbitration Agreement between the United Kingdom and France, July 1975315
E.Special Agreement for Submission to the International Court of Justice of the Differences Between the Republic of Hungary and the Slovak Republic Concerning the Gabcikovo-Nagymaros Project (1993)319
F.Optional Clause Declarations (Peru, Djibouti, Japan, Germany)322
G.WTO: Rules of Conduct for the Understanding on Rules and Procedures Governing the Settlement of Disputes (extract)325
H.Security Council Resolution 915, establishing UNASOG, May 1994326
I.Terms of Reference of the Trust Fund for the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (2000)328
J.Ruling Pertaining to the Differences between France and New Zealand Arising from the Rainbow Warrior Affair (extract)330
K.CIS: Concept for Prevention and Settlement of Conflicts in the Territory of States Members of the Commonwealth of Independent States (1996)334