There is much debate about the scope of international law, its compatibility with individual state practice, its enforceability and the recent and limited degree to which it is institutionalized.
This collection of essays seeks to address the issue of access to justice, the related element of domestic rule of law which does not yet figure significantly in debates about international rule of law. Even in cases in which laws are passed, institutions are present and key players are ethically committed to the rule of law, those whom the laws are intended to protect may be unable to secure protection. This is an issue in most domestic jurisdictions but also one which poses severe problems for international justice worldwide.
The book will be of interest to academics and practitioners of international law, environmental law, transitional justice, international development, human rights, ethics, international relations and political theory.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgments List of Contributors List of Tables List of Abbreviations 1. What is ‘Access to International Justice’ and What Does It Require? Patrick Keyzer, Vesselin Popovski and Charles Sampford 2. Walking the Talk: Human Rights, Access to Justice and the Fight against Poverty Dan Banik Access to International Justice: The Role of the International Criminal Court in Aiding National Prosecutions of International Crimes Rahmat Mohamad 4. Aggression and Monetary Gold Quo Vadis? Mirinda O’Gorman and Charles Sampford 5. Drone Strikes and Human Rights: Balancing National Security, Individual Rights and International Justice Ramesh Thakur 6. Access to International Justice: Law and Practice of the European Court of Human Rights Vesselin Popovski 7. Access to Justice for Victims of the Use of Force in International Affairs: Individual Civil Responsibility for Aggression Edwin Bikundo 8. Access to Justice before International Criminal Tribunals: An Evaluation of the Scheme of Victim Participation adopted by the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) Susan Lamb 9. ‘Visions of a Distant Millennium’? The Effectiveness of the UN Human Rights Petition System Darren O’Donovan and Patrick Keyzer 10. The ICRC and Access to International Justice: A Carefully Considered Paradox David P. Forsythe 11. Convergence, Fragmentation and Sustainability in Access to International Justice Simon Chesterman 12. Accessing Ecological Justice in the Anthropocene Epoch! Afshin Akhtarkhavari 13. Climate Justice and the Distribution of Rights to Emit Carbon Brendan Mackey and Nicole Rogers 14. Nuclear Power and Human Security: Lessons from the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant’s Accident Yasunobu Sato Index
Patrick Keyzer is Head of School and Chair of Law and Public Policy, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia.
Vesselin Popovski is Senior Academic Programme Officer at the United Nations University, Tokyo, Japan.
Charles Sampford is Director of the Institute for Ethics, Governance and Law, a joint initiative with the United Nations University, Griffith, QUT, ANU, Jindal Global University and the Center for Asian Integrity.