Public International Law

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Public International Law is perhaps best described as an authoritative language, used by States, international organizations, individuals and other participants in the international legal order to interact with each other. International law is a value-oriented jurisprudence used by policymakers and other members of the international community (governments, diplomats, international judges and arbitrators, elements of the “UN family,” etc.) to make difficult choices based on shared values.

The traditional definition of international law has broadened in scope to include additional topics or branches of international law. For detailed research guidance on individual topics of public international law, see other research guides on special topics Air (and space) law, Cultural heritage, Environment, Food, Health, Labour, Law of the Sea, Sport, Territory and Water.

This Research Guide is intended as a starting point for research on Public International Law. It provides the basic legal materials available in the Peace Palace Library, both in print and electronic format. Handbooks, leading articles, bibliographies, periodicals, serial publications and documents of interest are presented in the Selective Bibliography section. Links to the PPL Catalogue are inserted. The Library’s classification index code 38a. Public International Law : General Principles; Various Essays and subject heading (keyword) Public International Law are instrumental for searching through the Catalogue. Special attention is given to our subscriptions on databases, e-journals, e-books and other electronic resources. Finally, this Research Guide features links to relevant websites and other online resources of particular interest.

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1. Derecho internacional publico
Derecho internacional publico : fe de erratas/ Angelina Jaffé Carbonell. - 2da. edición. - Caracas : Editorial Torino, 2014. - 580 pages. ; 23 cm. - (Serie Estudios ; 70) First edition: 2008. - Bibliography: page 563-571. - With notes and index. - 2014
Keywords: Public international law, Public international law, Manuals,

2. Prawo międzynarodowe publiczne w zarysie
Prawo międzynarodowe publiczne w zarysie / Wojciech Góralczyk, Stefan Sawicki. - wydanie. - Warszawa : Lexis Nexis, 2013. - 416 pages. ; 24 cm Includes bibliographical refrences and index. - 2013
Keywords: Public international law, Manuals,

3. Das Völkerrecht zwischen Rechtsordnung und Machtordnung: eine Abgrenzung
Das Völkerrecht zwischen Rechtsordnung und Machtordnung: eine Abgrenzung / Matthias C. Kettemann. - Wien : Jan Sramek Verlag. - Page 247-273 In: Grenzen im Völkerrecht : mit Beiträgen des 6. Workshops des Arbeitskreises junger Völkerrechtswissenschaftlerinnen und -wissenschaftler (AjV), 20.-21. Oktober 2012, Graz (Österreich) / Matthias C. Kettemann (Hrsg.), ISBN 9783902638922: (2013), Page 247-273. - 2013
Keywords: Public international law, Philosophy of law,

4. À propos de la "fabrique" du droit européen et de sa réception nationale, constitutionnelle et dans l'Union
À propos de la "fabrique" du droit européen et de sa réception nationale, constitutionnelle et dans l'Union / point de vue de Jean-Pierre Marguénaud. - Paris : l'Harmattan. - Page 153-164 In: La garde à vue : regards croisés belges, français et européens / sous la direction de François Fourment et Ann Jacobs, ISBN 9782343029122: (2014), Page 153-164. - 2014
Keywords: France, European Court of Human Rights, Supreme court, Accused, Legal aid, Fair administration of justice, Constitutional law, International law and domestic law,

5. À propos de la "fabrique" du droit européen et de sa réception nationale, constitutionnelle et dans l'Union
À propos de la "fabrique" du droit européen et de sa réception nationale, constitutionnelle et dans l'Union / point de vue de Paul Martens. - Paris : l'Harmattan. - Page 153-164 In: La garde à vue : regards croisés belges, français et européens / sous la direction de François Fourment et Ann Jacobs, ISBN 9782343029122: (2014), Page 153-164. - 2014
Keywords: Belgium, European Court of Human Rights, Constitutional Court, Accused, Legal aid, Fair administration of justice, International law and domestic law,

6. Rethinking International Law and Justice
Rethinking International Law and Justice / Spencer Zifcak. - Farnham : Ashgate. - Page 1-20 In: Rethinking International Law and Justice / edited by Charles Sampford, Spencer Zifcak, Derya Aydin Okur, ISBN 9781472426680: (2015), Page 1-20. - 2015
Keywords: Development of international law, Justice, Philosophy of law,

7. Scelle et Hayek compagnons de route
Scelle et Hayek compagnons de route / Yves Nouvel. - Paris : Editions A. Pedone. - Page 209-225 In: Les sujets / Institut des Hautes Etudes Internationales, ISBN 9782233007384: (2015), Page 209-225. - 2015
Keywords: Public international law, Philosophy of law,

8. The Relationship Between International and Domestic Law in the Albanian Legal System
The Relationship Between International and Domestic Law in the Albanian Legal System / Evis Alimehmeti & Fjoralba Caka. - Torino : G. Giappichelli Editore. - Page 1-30 In: International Constitutional Law / edited by Luca Mezzetti, ISBN 9788834848302: (2014), Page 1-30. - 2014
Keywords: Albania, International law and domestic law, Constitutional law, Constitutional Court,

9. The Implementation of International/European Law in the Republic of Croatia: Theory and Practice
The Implementation of International/European Law in the Republic of Croatia: Theory and Practice / Čarna Pištan. - Torino : G. Giappichelli Editore. - Page 31-54 In: International Constitutional Law / edited by Luca Mezzetti, ISBN 9788834848302: (2014), Page 31-54. - 2014
Keywords: Croatia, International law and domestic law, Community law and municipal law, Constitutional Court, Constitutional law, Human rights,

10. Denmark and the Europeanization of Human Rights: from Export Business to Domestic Battleground
Denmark and the Europeanization of Human Rights: from Export Business to Domestic Battleground / Jonas Christoffersen & Mikael Rask Madsen. - Torino : G. Giappichelli Editore. - Page 55-67 In: International Constitutional Law / edited by Luca Mezzetti, ISBN 9788834848302: (2014), Page 55-67. - 2014
Keywords: Denmark, International law and domestic law, Supreme court, Human rights,

11. Dialogue in the Making: the Relationship Between EU Law, the ECHR and French Constitutional Law
Dialogue in the Making: the Relationship Between EU Law, the ECHR and French Constitutional Law / Laurence Burgorgue-Larsen & Véronique Bruck. - Torino : G. Giappichelli Editore. - Page 69-97 In: International Constitutional Law / edited by Luca Mezzetti, ISBN 9788834848302: (2014), Page 69-97. - 2014
Keywords: France, European Court of Human Rights, Constitutional Council, International law and domestic law, Community law and municipal law, Constitutional law, Human rights,

12. International Legal Acts in the Georgian Legislation
International Legal Acts in the Georgian Legislation / Zurab Matcharadze. - Torino : G. Giappichelli Editore. - Page 99-108 In: International Constitutional Law / edited by Luca Mezzetti, ISBN 9788834848302: (2014), Page 99-108. - 2014
Keywords: Georgia, International law and domestic law, Constitutional law, National courts, Human rights,

13. The "Open Constitutional State": Germany's Response to International and European Legal Pluralism
The "Open Constitutional State": Germany's Response to International and European Legal Pluralism / Alessandra Di Martino. - Torino : G. Giappichelli Editore. - Page 109-139 In: International Constitutional Law / edited by Luca Mezzetti, ISBN 9788834848302: (2014), Page 109-139. - 2014
Keywords: Germany, International law and domestic law, Community law and municipal law, Constitutional law, Constitutional Court, Human rights,

14. Primacy of Supranational Law and Supremacy of the Constitution in the Italian Legal System
Primacy of Supranational Law and Supremacy of the Constitution in the Italian Legal System / Luca Mezzetti & Francesca Polacchini. - Torino : G. Giappichelli Editore. - Page 141-187 In: International Constitutional Law / edited by Luca Mezzetti, ISBN 9788834848302: (2014), Page 141-187. - 2014
Keywords: Italy, International law and domestic law, Community law and municipal law, Constitutional law, Judicial organisation, Human rights,

15. The Effect and Impact of International Treaties/Conventions on Human Rights into National Constitutional Systems: the Case of Kosovo
The Effect and Impact of International Treaties/Conventions on Human Rights into National Constitutional Systems: the Case of Kosovo / Enver Hasani. - Torino : G. Giappichelli Editore. - Page 189-227 In: International Constitutional Law / edited by Luca Mezzetti, ISBN 9788834848302: (2014), Page 189-227. - 2014
Keywords: Kosovo, International law and domestic law, Constitutional law, Constitutional Court, Human rights,

16. International and European Law in the Polish Legal Order
International and European Law in the Polish Legal Order / Bogusław Banaszak, Sylwia Jarosz-Żukowska, Łukasz Żukowski. - Torino : G. Giappichelli Editore. - Page 229-266 In: International Constitutional Law / edited by Luca Mezzetti, ISBN 9788834848302: (2014), Page 229-266. - 2014
Keywords: Poland, International law and domestic law, Community law and municipal law, Constitutional law, Constitutional Court, Human rights,

17. International Constitutional Law: the Case of Portugal
International Constitutional Law: the Case of Portugal / Sofia Oliveira Pais& Pedro Braga de Carvalho. - Torino : G. Giappichelli Editore. - Page 267-285 In: International Constitutional Law / edited by Luca Mezzetti, ISBN 9788834848302: (2014), Page 267-285. - 2014
Keywords: Portugal, International law and domestic law, Constitutional law, National courts, International courts, Human rights,

18. The Domestic Law of the United Kingdom and International and European Law
The Domestic Law of the United Kingdom and International and European Law : an Ever More Tense Relationship / Justin O. Frosini. - Torino : G. Giappichelli Editore. - Page 287-305 In: International Constitutional Law / edited by Luca Mezzetti, ISBN 9788834848302: (2014), Page 287-305. - 2014
Keywords: Great Britain, International law and domestic law, Community law and municipal law, National courts, International courts, Human rights,

19. The Relationship Between the International and Domestic Human Rights law in the Republic of Serbia
The Relationship Between the International and Domestic Human Rights law in the Republic of Serbia / Bosa M. Nenadić & Tanasije Marinkovic. - Torino : G. Giappichelli Editore. - Page 307-329 In: International Constitutional Law / edited by Luca Mezzetti, ISBN 9788834848302: (2014), Page 307-329. - 2014
Keywords: Serbia, International law and domestic law, Constitutional law, Constitutional Court, Human rights,

20. Human Rights Between the Constitution, Treaties, and European Union Law
Human Rights Between the Constitution, Treaties, and European Union Law : the Case of Slovenia / Jadranka Sovdat. - Torino : G. Giappichelli Editore. - Page 331-352 In: International Constitutional Law / edited by Luca Mezzetti, ISBN 9788834848302: (2014), Page 331-352. - 2014
Keywords: Slovenia, International law and domestic law, Community law and municipal law, Constitutional law, Constitutional Court, Human rights,

21. International Treaties in Spanish Law
International Treaties in Spanish Law / Pedro Julio Tenorio Sanchez. - Torino : G. Giappichelli Editore. - Page 353-379 In: International Constitutional Law / edited by Luca Mezzetti, ISBN 9788834848302: (2014), Page 353-379. - 2014
Keywords: Spain, International law and domestic law, Community law and municipal law, Constitutional law, Constitutional Court, Human rights,

22. International Constitutional Law: the Case of Switzerland
International Constitutional Law: the Case of Switzerland / Magdalena Forowicz. - Torino : G. Giappichelli Editore. - Page 381-399 In: International Constitutional Law / edited by Luca Mezzetti, ISBN 9788834848302: (2014), Page 381-399. - 2014
Keywords: Switzerland, International law and domestic law, Constitutional law, National courts, International courts, Human rights,

23. Ukraine: International Treaties and European Acts in National Courts Practice
Ukraine: International Treaties and European Acts in National Courts Practice / Volodymyr M. Kampo & Mykhaylo V. Savchyn. - Torino : G. Giappichelli Editore. - Page 433-458 In: International Constitutional Law / edited by Luca Mezzetti, ISBN 9788834848302: (2014), Page 433-458. - 2014
Keywords: Ukraine, European Court of Human Rights, International law and domestic law, National courts, Constitutional law, Human rights,

24. International Law in the Recent Jurisprudence of the Hungarian Constitutional Court
International Law in the Recent Jurisprudence of the Hungarian Constitutional Court : Opening of a New Tendency? / Peter Kovacs. - Torino : G. Giappichelli Editore. - Page 459-470 In: International Constitutional Law / edited by Luca Mezzetti, ISBN 9788834848302: (2014), Page 459-470. - 2014
Keywords: Hungary, European Court of Human Rights, Constitutional Court, International law and domestic law, Community law and municipal law, Constitutional law, Human rights,

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1. Derecho internacional publico
Derecho internacional publico : fe de erratas/ Angelina Jaffé Carbonell. - 2da. edición. - Caracas : Editorial Torino, 2014. - 580 pages. ; 23 cm. - (Serie Estudios ; 70) First edition: 2008. - Bibliography: page 563-571. - With notes and index. - 2014
Keywords: Public international law, Public international law, Manuals,

2. Prawo międzynarodowe publiczne w zarysie
Prawo międzynarodowe publiczne w zarysie / Wojciech Góralczyk, Stefan Sawicki. - wydanie. - Warszawa : Lexis Nexis, 2013. - 416 pages. ; 24 cm Includes bibliographical refrences and index. - 2013
Keywords: Public international law, Manuals,

3. Das Völkerrecht zwischen Rechtsordnung und Machtordnung: eine Abgrenzung
Das Völkerrecht zwischen Rechtsordnung und Machtordnung: eine Abgrenzung / Matthias C. Kettemann. - Wien : Jan Sramek Verlag. - Page 247-273 In: Grenzen im Völkerrecht : mit Beiträgen des 6. Workshops des Arbeitskreises junger Völkerrechtswissenschaftlerinnen und -wissenschaftler (AjV), 20.-21. Oktober 2012, Graz (Österreich) / Matthias C. Kettemann (Hrsg.), ISBN 9783902638922: (2013), Page 247-273. - 2013
Keywords: Public international law, Philosophy of law,

4. À propos de la "fabrique" du droit européen et de sa réception nationale, constitutionnelle et dans l'Union
À propos de la "fabrique" du droit européen et de sa réception nationale, constitutionnelle et dans l'Union / point de vue de Jean-Pierre Marguénaud. - Paris : l'Harmattan. - Page 153-164 In: La garde à vue : regards croisés belges, français et européens / sous la direction de François Fourment et Ann Jacobs, ISBN 9782343029122: (2014), Page 153-164. - 2014
Keywords: France, European Court of Human Rights, Supreme court, Accused, Legal aid, Fair administration of justice, Constitutional law, International law and domestic law,

5. À propos de la "fabrique" du droit européen et de sa réception nationale, constitutionnelle et dans l'Union
À propos de la "fabrique" du droit européen et de sa réception nationale, constitutionnelle et dans l'Union / point de vue de Paul Martens. - Paris : l'Harmattan. - Page 153-164 In: La garde à vue : regards croisés belges, français et européens / sous la direction de François Fourment et Ann Jacobs, ISBN 9782343029122: (2014), Page 153-164. - 2014
Keywords: Belgium, European Court of Human Rights, Constitutional Court, Accused, Legal aid, Fair administration of justice, International law and domestic law,

6. Rethinking International Law and Justice
Rethinking International Law and Justice / Spencer Zifcak. - Farnham : Ashgate. - Page 1-20 In: Rethinking International Law and Justice / edited by Charles Sampford, Spencer Zifcak, Derya Aydin Okur, ISBN 9781472426680: (2015), Page 1-20. - 2015
Keywords: Development of international law, Justice, Philosophy of law,

7. Scelle et Hayek compagnons de route
Scelle et Hayek compagnons de route / Yves Nouvel. - Paris : Editions A. Pedone. - Page 209-225 In: Les sujets / Institut des Hautes Etudes Internationales, ISBN 9782233007384: (2015), Page 209-225. - 2015
Keywords: Public international law, Philosophy of law,

8. The Relationship Between International and Domestic Law in the Albanian Legal System
The Relationship Between International and Domestic Law in the Albanian Legal System / Evis Alimehmeti & Fjoralba Caka. - Torino : G. Giappichelli Editore. - Page 1-30 In: International Constitutional Law / edited by Luca Mezzetti, ISBN 9788834848302: (2014), Page 1-30. - 2014
Keywords: Albania, International law and domestic law, Constitutional law, Constitutional Court,

9. The Implementation of International/European Law in the Republic of Croatia: Theory and Practice
The Implementation of International/European Law in the Republic of Croatia: Theory and Practice / Čarna Pištan. - Torino : G. Giappichelli Editore. - Page 31-54 In: International Constitutional Law / edited by Luca Mezzetti, ISBN 9788834848302: (2014), Page 31-54. - 2014
Keywords: Croatia, International law and domestic law, Community law and municipal law, Constitutional Court, Constitutional law, Human rights,

10. Denmark and the Europeanization of Human Rights: from Export Business to Domestic Battleground
Denmark and the Europeanization of Human Rights: from Export Business to Domestic Battleground / Jonas Christoffersen & Mikael Rask Madsen. - Torino : G. Giappichelli Editore. - Page 55-67 In: International Constitutional Law / edited by Luca Mezzetti, ISBN 9788834848302: (2014), Page 55-67. - 2014
Keywords: Denmark, International law and domestic law, Supreme court, Human rights,

11. Dialogue in the Making: the Relationship Between EU Law, the ECHR and French Constitutional Law
Dialogue in the Making: the Relationship Between EU Law, the ECHR and French Constitutional Law / Laurence Burgorgue-Larsen & Véronique Bruck. - Torino : G. Giappichelli Editore. - Page 69-97 In: International Constitutional Law / edited by Luca Mezzetti, ISBN 9788834848302: (2014), Page 69-97. - 2014
Keywords: France, European Court of Human Rights, Constitutional Council, International law and domestic law, Community law and municipal law, Constitutional law, Human rights,

12. International Legal Acts in the Georgian Legislation
International Legal Acts in the Georgian Legislation / Zurab Matcharadze. - Torino : G. Giappichelli Editore. - Page 99-108 In: International Constitutional Law / edited by Luca Mezzetti, ISBN 9788834848302: (2014), Page 99-108. - 2014
Keywords: Georgia, International law and domestic law, Constitutional law, National courts, Human rights,

13. The "Open Constitutional State": Germany's Response to International and European Legal Pluralism
The "Open Constitutional State": Germany's Response to International and European Legal Pluralism / Alessandra Di Martino. - Torino : G. Giappichelli Editore. - Page 109-139 In: International Constitutional Law / edited by Luca Mezzetti, ISBN 9788834848302: (2014), Page 109-139. - 2014
Keywords: Germany, International law and domestic law, Community law and municipal law, Constitutional law, Constitutional Court, Human rights,

14. Primacy of Supranational Law and Supremacy of the Constitution in the Italian Legal System
Primacy of Supranational Law and Supremacy of the Constitution in the Italian Legal System / Luca Mezzetti & Francesca Polacchini. - Torino : G. Giappichelli Editore. - Page 141-187 In: International Constitutional Law / edited by Luca Mezzetti, ISBN 9788834848302: (2014), Page 141-187. - 2014
Keywords: Italy, International law and domestic law, Community law and municipal law, Constitutional law, Judicial organisation, Human rights,

15. The Effect and Impact of International Treaties/Conventions on Human Rights into National Constitutional Systems: the Case of Kosovo
The Effect and Impact of International Treaties/Conventions on Human Rights into National Constitutional Systems: the Case of Kosovo / Enver Hasani. - Torino : G. Giappichelli Editore. - Page 189-227 In: International Constitutional Law / edited by Luca Mezzetti, ISBN 9788834848302: (2014), Page 189-227. - 2014
Keywords: Kosovo, International law and domestic law, Constitutional law, Constitutional Court, Human rights,

16. International and European Law in the Polish Legal Order
International and European Law in the Polish Legal Order / Bogusław Banaszak, Sylwia Jarosz-Żukowska, Łukasz Żukowski. - Torino : G. Giappichelli Editore. - Page 229-266 In: International Constitutional Law / edited by Luca Mezzetti, ISBN 9788834848302: (2014), Page 229-266. - 2014
Keywords: Poland, International law and domestic law, Community law and municipal law, Constitutional law, Constitutional Court, Human rights,

17. International Constitutional Law: the Case of Portugal
International Constitutional Law: the Case of Portugal / Sofia Oliveira Pais& Pedro Braga de Carvalho. - Torino : G. Giappichelli Editore. - Page 267-285 In: International Constitutional Law / edited by Luca Mezzetti, ISBN 9788834848302: (2014), Page 267-285. - 2014
Keywords: Portugal, International law and domestic law, Constitutional law, National courts, International courts, Human rights,

18. The Domestic Law of the United Kingdom and International and European Law
The Domestic Law of the United Kingdom and International and European Law : an Ever More Tense Relationship / Justin O. Frosini. - Torino : G. Giappichelli Editore. - Page 287-305 In: International Constitutional Law / edited by Luca Mezzetti, ISBN 9788834848302: (2014), Page 287-305. - 2014
Keywords: Great Britain, International law and domestic law, Community law and municipal law, National courts, International courts, Human rights,

19. The Relationship Between the International and Domestic Human Rights law in the Republic of Serbia
The Relationship Between the International and Domestic Human Rights law in the Republic of Serbia / Bosa M. Nenadić & Tanasije Marinkovic. - Torino : G. Giappichelli Editore. - Page 307-329 In: International Constitutional Law / edited by Luca Mezzetti, ISBN 9788834848302: (2014), Page 307-329. - 2014
Keywords: Serbia, International law and domestic law, Constitutional law, Constitutional Court, Human rights,

20. Human Rights Between the Constitution, Treaties, and European Union Law
Human Rights Between the Constitution, Treaties, and European Union Law : the Case of Slovenia / Jadranka Sovdat. - Torino : G. Giappichelli Editore. - Page 331-352 In: International Constitutional Law / edited by Luca Mezzetti, ISBN 9788834848302: (2014), Page 331-352. - 2014
Keywords: Slovenia, International law and domestic law, Community law and municipal law, Constitutional law, Constitutional Court, Human rights,

21. International Treaties in Spanish Law
International Treaties in Spanish Law / Pedro Julio Tenorio Sanchez. - Torino : G. Giappichelli Editore. - Page 353-379 In: International Constitutional Law / edited by Luca Mezzetti, ISBN 9788834848302: (2014), Page 353-379. - 2014
Keywords: Spain, International law and domestic law, Community law and municipal law, Constitutional law, Constitutional Court, Human rights,

22. International Constitutional Law: the Case of Switzerland
International Constitutional Law: the Case of Switzerland / Magdalena Forowicz. - Torino : G. Giappichelli Editore. - Page 381-399 In: International Constitutional Law / edited by Luca Mezzetti, ISBN 9788834848302: (2014), Page 381-399. - 2014
Keywords: Switzerland, International law and domestic law, Constitutional law, National courts, International courts, Human rights,

23. Ukraine: International Treaties and European Acts in National Courts Practice
Ukraine: International Treaties and European Acts in National Courts Practice / Volodymyr M. Kampo & Mykhaylo V. Savchyn. - Torino : G. Giappichelli Editore. - Page 433-458 In: International Constitutional Law / edited by Luca Mezzetti, ISBN 9788834848302: (2014), Page 433-458. - 2014
Keywords: Ukraine, European Court of Human Rights, International law and domestic law, National courts, Constitutional law, Human rights,

24. International Law in the Recent Jurisprudence of the Hungarian Constitutional Court
International Law in the Recent Jurisprudence of the Hungarian Constitutional Court : Opening of a New Tendency? / Peter Kovacs. - Torino : G. Giappichelli Editore. - Page 459-470 In: International Constitutional Law / edited by Luca Mezzetti, ISBN 9788834848302: (2014), Page 459-470. - 2014
Keywords: Hungary, European Court of Human Rights, Constitutional Court, International law and domestic law, Community law and municipal law, Constitutional law, Human rights,

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    This book contains a collection of essays by leading experts linked to the outstanding characteristics of the scholar in honour of whom it is published, Tullio Treves, who combines his academic background with his practical experiences of a negotiator of international treaties and a judge of an international tribunal. It covers international public and private law related to international courts and the development of international law.

    Under Article 38 of its Statute, the International Court of Justice can apply judicial decisions only as a “subsidiary means for the determination of rules of law”. However, there are many reasons to believe that international courts and tribunals do play quite an important role in the progressive development of international law. There are a number of decisions which are inevitably recalled as the first step, or a decisive step, in the process of the formation of a new rule of customary international law. In these cases, can the judge be considered as a subsidiary of others? Are these cases compatible with the common belief that a judge cannot create law? Is this a peculiarity of international law, which is characterized by the existence of several courts but the lack of a legislator? Do decisions by different courts lead to the consequence of a fragmented international law? This volume provides the reader with an elaboration of various questions linked to the legislative role of courts.

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