The International Court of Justice and some contemporary problems

Essays on international law

  • Authors
  • Taslim¬†O.¬†Elias

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-IX
  2. Introduction

    1. Taslim O. Elias
      Pages 1-10
  3. Aspects of the judicial process

  4. International law and development

  5. Legal aspects of the New International Economic Order

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 221-221
  6. Human rights and diplomatic law

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 253-253
    2. Taslim O. Elias
      Pages 284-296
  7. The International Court of Justice and Africa

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 297-299
    2. Taslim O. Elias
      Pages 317-333
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 351-374

About this book


This book groups together recent studies of some of the most significant features of contemporary public international law. It straddles some five differing aspects of the living law of the United Nations. Although written on diverse occasions and for different purposes, they are nevertheless animated by the common ideal of analysing and synthesising current issues with which the International Court of Justice, the United Nations Organization itself and related law-making organs and institutions have been grappling in the last five years or so. The treatment of the subjects with which they deal and the manner of their orientation naturally differ both in scope and in depth of analysing, depending upon the particular aspects of international law under consideration. They open up not only new horizons but also, as one of its chapters indicates, new conceptions and perspectives in current international law. Old topics are re-examined from new angles, some new topics are studied in such a way as to relate them to their customary roots and pristine significance in legal thought. There are five main parts. The first and inevitably the longest division deals with the international judicial process in nearly all its modern ramifications as exemplified in the work of the Court. The first study deals with problems of method associated with the internal judicial practice of the Court from the moment the public hearings have been completed up to the delivery of the judgment; in other words, how the Court judges a case.


Immunity human rights international law international organization international organizations intervention justice law organization public international law statutes

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 1983
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-247-3044-5
  • Online ISBN 978-94-017-4865-0
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