Latin America and the International Court of Justice: Contributions to International Law

Projeto: 

Latin America and the International Court of Justice: Contributions to International Law
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Início do projeto: 

01/01/2014

Status: 

Em andamento

This project aims to evaluate the contribution of Latin America to the development of international law at the International Court of Justice (ICJ). It includes historical contributions of the region to the peaceful settlement of disputes through the emergence of international jurisdictions, as well as an analysis of Latin American cases brought before the ICJ, their contribution to the development of international law, and their effects throughout the region. This shows how Latin American states have become increasingly committed to the peaceful settlement of disputes and to the promotion of international law through adjudication. It culminates with an expansion of the traditional understanding of the function of the ICJ by Latin American states, including an analysis of existing challenges in the region. The assessment of the impact of ICJ s decisions over the region includes the evaluation of how governments, parliaments, national courts, and other domestic actors and institutions interact with the authority of ICJ decisions. The project will be jointly coordinated by the IREDIES (Institut de recherche en droit international et européen de la Sorbonne) and the Escola de Direito do Rio de Janeiro da Fundação Getulio Vargas Law. The final publication will bring together the experience and expertise of jurists, as well as legal practitioners.