Precedents: Lawmaking Through International Adjudication

  • Marc Jacob
Part of the Beiträge zum ausländischen öffentlichen Recht und Völkerrecht book series (BEITRÄGE, volume 236)


This paper deals with the role of judicial decisions in international adjudication. It is impossible to fail to notice the abundance of prior cases invoked in decisions of international tribunals and that, in order to find out what the law actually is, reference to previous cases is all but inevitable in practice. In some areas of international law, judicial or arbitral decisions have even been said to be the centre of progressive development.


Legal System Judicial Decision Formal Source Prior Case International Court 
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© Max-Planck-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Wissenschaften e.V. 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  • Marc Jacob
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  1. 1.Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law (MPIL)HeidelbergGermany

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