Research Handbook on International Courts and Tribunals
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Research Handbook on International Courts and Tribunals

Edited by William A. Schabas and Shannonbrooke Murphy

This collection takes a thematic and interpretive, system-wide and inter-jurisdictional comparative approach to the debates and controversies related to the growth of international courts and tribunals. By providing a synthetic overview and critical analysis of these developments from a variety of perspectives, it both contextualizes and stimulates future research and practice in this rapidly developing field.
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Chapter 7: The giants of the international judiciary: towards a humanization of the law of nations

Giulia Pecorella


This chapter focuses on three of the most distinguished international judges, Hersch Lauterpact, René Cassin, and Antonio Cassese. It examines how, in the exercise of their functions as judges or due to the impact of their scholarly work on seminal international judicial decisions – in particular the Nuremberg judgment of the International Military Tribunal, the Tadi_ case before the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, and the Lawless v United Kingdom decision of the European Court of Human Rights – Judges Lauterpacht, Cassin and Cassese made important contributions to the development of international law towards a system progressively centred on the individual. KEYWORDS: international judges, Hersch Lauterpacht, René Cassin, Antonio Cassese, individual in international law

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