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Assessing the Effectiveness of International Courts$
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Yuval Shany

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780199643295

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2014

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199643295.001.0001

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Jurisdictional Powers and Issues of Admissibility

Jurisdictional Powers and Issues of Admissibility

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(p.67) 4 Jurisdictional Powers and Issues of Admissibility
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Assessing the Effectiveness of International Courts
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Yuval Shany

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199643295.003.0004

This chapter discusses the concepts of jurisdiction and admissibility. It explores the link between, on the one hand, the potential for goal attainment and, on the other hand, the scope of jurisdictional authority and powers to invoke grounds of admissibility with which international courts have been invested. The final section examines policy considerations employed by international courts when applying their jurisdictional powers and admissibility-related discretion. It argues that the engagement in case selection on either a categorical (jurisdiction) or a case-by-case basis is an important procedural feature of international adjudication, which may contribute to judicial effectiveness.

Keywords:   international courts, jurisdiction, admissibility, jurisdictional authority, jurisdictional powers, judicial effectiveness

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