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Selection and appointment in international adjudication: insights from political science

Larsson, Olof, Squatrito, Theresa ORCID: 0000-0002-6726-7629, Stiansen, Øyvind and St John, Taylor (2023) Selection and appointment in international adjudication: insights from political science. Journal of International Dispute Settlement, 14 (2). pp. 134-148. ISSN 2040-3585

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Identification Number: 10.1093/jnlids/idac014

Abstract

This article summarizes insights from political science and empirical legal scholarship concerning selection and appointment of adjudicators to permanent international courts (ICs). This scholarship suggests that designers of ICs face challenging trade-offs in balancing judicial independence and accountability, as well as in promoting descriptive representation and necessary qualifications on the bench. The article considers different institutional design features related to appointment procedures: representation, reappointment, screening procedures and procedures for removing judges. Representation is discussed in a series of sections considering full or selective representation, voting rules and geographic and gender quotas and aspirational targets. Throughout, we draw on data on 24 ICs to illustrate the different appointment procedures and institutional features.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: © 2022 The Author(s).
Divisions: International Relations
Subjects: J Political Science
J Political Science > JZ International relations
Date Deposited: 30 Jun 2023 09:21
Last Modified: 27 Feb 2024 23:00
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/119520

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