Ruth MacKenzie, Kate Malleson, Penny Martin and Philippe Sands

in Selecting International Judges: Principle, Process, and Politics

Published in print July 2010 | ISBN: 9780199580569
Published online September 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780191594489 | DOI:

Series: International Courts and Tribunals Series


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This introductory chapter begins with a brief discussion of the lack of transparency in the process by which judges are chosen for international courts. It then lays out the purpose of this book, which is to create a systematic empirical picture of the workings of the judicial appointments processes in the international courts. The research focuses on nomination and election practices across different countries for two of the leading international courts: the International Court of Justice (ICJ) and the International Criminal Court (ICC).

Keywords: judges; international courts; International Court of Justice; International Criminal Court; judicial appointment; judicial selection

Chapter.  3135 words. 

Subjects: Public International Law

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