Principles on the engagement of domestic courts with international law

The Study Group on Principles on the Engagement of Domestic Courts with International Law will explore the principles that govern the engagement of national courts with international law. These principles provide reasons behind the choices of domestic courts with regard to their strategies and techniques of engagement with international law. By establishing the reasons for domestic courts choosing to avoid or contest or align with international law in given circumstances, evaluating them as positive or negative from an international law perspective, and considering the costs of each strategic choice, the Study Group will come up with guidelines and practice directions for domestic courts that are confronted with questions of international law.

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  • Committee: Principles on the engagement of domestic courts with international law
  • Committee Type: Current
  • Committee Start Date: May 2011
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Committee Officers:

  • Professor Andre Nollkaemper, Chair
  • Professor Yuval Shany, Co-Rapporteur
  • Dr Antonios Tzanakopoulos, Co-Rapporteur

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