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Call # K2146 .T47 2007
Author Terris, Daniel
Title The international judge : an introduction to the men and women who decide the world's cases / Daniel Terris, Cesare P.R. Romano, and Leigh Swigart
Imprint Waltham, Mass. : Brandeis University ; Hanover : Published by University Press of New England, c2007
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Descript. xxii, 315 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Summary/Abstract "Based on interviews with over thirty international judges. This volume is the first comprehensive portrait of the men and women in this new global profession. It begins with an overview of international courts and a profile of international judges as a group. The authors examine closely the working environments of international judges in courts around the world, highlighting the challenge of carrying out work in multiple languages, in the context of intricate bureaucratic hierarchies, and with a necessary interdependence between judges and court administratons. Arguing that intemational judges have to balance their responsibilities as interpreters of the law and as global professionals, the authors discuss the challenges of working within the fluid settings of international courts. Profiles of five individual judges provide insight into the experience and dilemmas of the men and women on the international bench."--BOOK JACKET
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [285]-300) and index
Subject Judges
International courts
Justice, Administration of
Alt Author Romano, Cesare (Cesare P. R.)
Swigart, Leigh
OCLC # 159822199
Table of Contents
 Foreword / Sonia Sotomayor 
 List of Abbreviations 
Ch. 1International Courts: An Overview1
Ch. 2International Judges: Who Are They and How Do They Get on the Courts?15
 Profile:Navanethem Pillay, Judge of the International Criminal Court39
Ch. 3Inside the Courts49
 Profile: Thomas Buergenthal, Judge of the International Court of Justice92
Ch. 4International Judges and International Law102
 Profile: Georges Abi-Saab, Member of the World Trade Organization Appellate Body131
Ch. 5Between Law and Politics147
 Profile: Cecilia Medina Quiroga, Judge of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights180
Ch. 6Tests of Character191
 Profile:John Hedigan, Judge of the European Court of Human Rights212
App. ABasics of International Courts236
App. BJudges Interviewed for This Book246
App. CCommonalities and Differences between the Civil Law and the Common Law Legal Traditions248