Competence and Jurisdiction in Public International Law: International Courts in the Americas
Competence and jurisdiction are two inseparable terms in Public International Law; they are used, amongst others, for arbitration and in international courts. The plurality of tribunals does not question the notion of jurisdiction, but it does put the notion of competence in relative terms. International justice has either a universal scope or a regional scope; in America nine international courts have jurisdiction and competence. These nine international courts have different ways of understanding and applying the notions of competence and jurisdiction. The American courts have different competences: integration, human rights, or administrative affairs.
KeywordsInternational Tribunal International Court International Justice Arbitral Award Andean Community
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