The need for institutional strengthening is well recognised, but what needs to be looked into in greater detail is the differing mix of institutions that may play a role.
This book explores the institutions that support the effectiveness of the rule of law domestically and focus on the extent to which similar institutions already exist at the international level and, to where they exist, analyse the possibility of their further development or supplementation. The authors speculate on potential future institutional histories of how the international rule of law might be developed – thereby suggesting potential strategies for developing and strengthening the international rule of law.
Adopting an interdisciplinary approach, combining the fields of international relations, politics and law, this book covers a broad institutions including: UN Security Council, International Court of Justice, Human Rights machinery, Regional Human Rights, UN courts, International Criminal Court, ad hoc/hybrid courts/tribunals, World Trade Organization, International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea, academic organisations, the UN Department of Peacekeeping Operations, other institutions and the media.
It will be of strong interest to students and scholars of international relations, international organisations, global governance, international law, migration law, international peace and security law, applied ethics, political economy, political science, and sociology.
About the Author
Charles Sampford is the Director of the Institute for Ethics, Governance and Law,Griffith University, Australia, a joint initiative with the United Nations University, Griffith, QUT, ANU, Jindal Global University and the Center for Asian Integrity in Manila.
Ramesh Thakur is the Director of the Centre for Nuclear Non-proliferation and Disarmament (CNND) in the Crawford School, Australian National University.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction Charles Sampford and Ramesh Thakur Part 1 2. International Criminal Justice: At the vortex of power, norms and a sifting global order Ramesh Thakur 3. Norms as Frames for Institutions: The Pact of Paris, Nuremberg, and the International Rule of Law William Maley 4. Rethinking international Rule of Law: International Rule of Law as International Legitimacy Jean-Marc Coicaud Part 2 5. Special Rapporteurs and the Development of the International Rule of Law Michael Kirby 6. International Criminal Court in the Development of International Rule of Law: A reflection of Asian/African views Rahmat Mohamad 7. The Building of the International Rule of Law through the Work of the International Criminal Courts Vesselin Popovski 8. National Militaries and the Development of the International Rule of Law John Sanderson 9. The Prospects for UN Security Council Reform: Implications for the international rule of law Sam Daws Part 3 10. Disputes over Exemplary Justice: The situation in the Republic of Kenya before the International Criminal Court Edwin Bikundo 11. No Longer a Moot Point: International NGO Tribunals Charles Sampford 12. Refugee Machinery and the Development of the International Rule of Law Angus Francis