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The Standard of Review Before the International Court of Justice: Between Principle and Pragmatism

Felix Fouchard

This book examines how the International Court of Justice (ICJ) reviews State behaviour through the prism of the standard of review.

It develops a novel rationale to support the ICJ's application of deferential standards of review as a judicial avoidance technique, based on strategic considerations. It then goes on to empirically assess all 31 decisions of the Court in which the standard of review was at issue, showing how the Court determines that standard, and answering the question of whether it varies its review intensity strategically.

As a result, the book's original contribution is two-fold: establishing a new rationale for judicial deference (that can be applied to all international courts and tribunals); and providing the first comprehensive, empirical analysis of the ICJ's standards of review. It will be beneficial to all scholars of the Court and those interested in judicial strategy.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Hart Publishing
  • Publish Date: May 2nd, 2024
  • Pages: 336
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 9.21in - 6.14in - 1.00in - 1.00lb
  • EAN: 9781509971305
  • Categories: International

About the Author

Felix Fouchard is Research Associate at the Chair for Public Law, International Law and European Union Law at the University of Münster, Germany.
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