This book aims to evaluate the contribution of Latin America to the development of international law at the International Court of Justice (ICJ). This contemporary approach to international adjudication includes the historical contribution of the region to the development of international law through the emergence of international jurisdictions, as well as the procedural and material contribution of the cases submitted by or against Latin American states to the ICJ to the development of international law. The project then conceives international jurisdictions from a multifunctional perspective, which encompasses the Court as both an instrument of the parties and an organ of a value-based international community. 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 book will be of interest to all those interested in international dispute resolution, including academic libraries, the judiciary, practitioners in international law, government institutions, academics, and students alike.
Table of Contents
Introduction Part I The Historical Contribution of Latin America to the Development of International Law through Adjudication 1. Latin America and International Law in the Nineteenth-Twentieth Centuries: The Emergence of a Latin American Consciousness of International Law Liliana Obregon 2. The Influence of the Latin American Doctrine on International Law: The Rise of Latin American Doctrines at The Hague Academy during the Early Twentieth Century Ricardo Abello-Galvis and Walter Arevalo-Ramirez 3. Latin America and the II Hague Peace Conference of 1907 Antonio Augusto Cancado Trindade 4. Latin America and the Central American Court of Justice Rosa Riquelme Cortado 5. Latin America and the Permanent Court of International Justice Miriam Cohen 6. Latin America and the International Court of Justice: The Pact of Bogotá María Teresa Infante Part II Procedural Contribution of Latin American Cases to the Development of International Law 7. Obligation to Negotiate Karel Wellens 8. Application for Revision of a Judgment (Article 61, Statute of the Court) Leonardo Brant 9. Discretional Intervention (Article 62, Statute of the Court) Beatrice Bonafé Right to Intervene (Article 63, Statute of the Court) Luis González García 11. Request for Interpretation of a Judgment Karin Oellers-Frahm 12. Enforcement of the International Court of Justice Decisions Karin Oellers-Frahm Part III Material Contribution of Latin American Cases to the Development of International Law: Diplomatic and Consular Protection 13. Vienna Convention on Consular Relations (Paraguay v. United States of America), 1998 Cristina Hoss 14. Haya de la Torre (Colombia v. Peru), 1950 Pablo Sandonato de León 15. Asylum (Colombia v. Peru), 1949 and Request for Interpretation of the Judgment of 20 November 1950 in the Asylum Case (Colombia v. Peru), 1950 Guy Goodwin-Gill 16. Avena and Other Mexican Nationals (México v. United States of America), 2003 and Request for Interpretation of the Judgment of 31 March 2004 in the Case concerning Avena and Other Mexican Nationals (Mexico v. United States of America), 2008 Cesare Romano 17. Nottebohm (Lichtenstein v. Guatemala), 1951 Alfred Boll Part IIII Material Contribution of Latin American Cases to the Development of International Law: International Peace and Security 18. Military and Paramilitary Activities in and Against Nicaragua (Nicaragua v. United States of America), 1984 Efthymios Papastavridis Part V Material Contribution of Latin American Cases to the Development of International Law: Territorial and Maritime Disputes 19. Territorial and Maritime Dispute (Nicaragua v. Colombia), 2001 Virginie Tassin 20. Maritime Dispute (Peru v. Chile), 2008 Tulio Scovazzi 21. Territorial and Maritime Dispute between Nicaragua and Honduras in the Caribbean Sea (Nicaragua v. Honduras), 1999 Chie Kojima 22. Case Concerning the Arbitral Award made by the King of Spain on 23 December 1906 (Honduras v. Nicaragua), 1960 Yoshifumi Tanaka 23. Land, Island and Maritime Frontier Dispute (El Salvador v. Honduras – Nicaragua intervening), 1986 and Application for Revision of the Judgment of 11 September 1992 in the Case Concerning the Land, Island and Maritime Frontier Dispute (El Salvador v. Honduras) Antonio Remiro Brótons Part VI – Material Contribution of Latin American Cases to the Development of International Law: Environmental Law and Activities Carried in the Border Area 24. Construction of a Road in Costa Rica along the San Juan River (Nicaragua v. Costa Rica), 2011 and Certain Activities carried out by Nicaragua in the Border Area (Costa Rica v. Nicaragua), 2010 Ximena Fuentes 25. Dispute regarding Navigational and Related Rights (Costa Rica v. Nicaragua), 2005 Martin Dawidowicz 26. Pulp Mills on the River Uruguay (Argentina v. Uruguay), 2006 Sandrine Maljean-Dubois and Vanessa Richard
Paula Wojcikiewicz Almeida is Professor of International Law and Jean Monnet Chair, sponsored by the European Commission at Fundação Getulio Vargas Law School in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Associate Researcher at the Institut de recherche en droit international et européen de la Sorbonne (IREDIES). Doctorate summa cum laude from the Sorbonne Law School, Université Paris 1, France.
Jean-Marc Sorel is Professor of Public Law at Sorbonne Law School, Université Paris 1, France. Former Director of the Institut de Recherche en Droit International et Européen de la Sorbonne (IREDIES). Counsel and Advocate of States before the International Court of Justice. Author or Editor of 28 books and 150 articles in different fields of International Law.