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I) Initial Observations on the Peaceful Resolution of International Disputes II) Origins and Environment of the International Court of Justice at The Hague III) The Texts Governing the Court's Activities IV) Composition of the Court V) Contentious Procedure: Inter-State Disputes VI) General Principles applicable to Contentious Proceedings VII) Procedural Aspects of Contentious Cases VIII) Advisory Opinion Procedure: Opinions given to certain Organs of, or Affiliated to, the United Nations IX) General Principles governing the Court's Contentious and Advisory Procedures X) The Court's Jurisprudence and its Current Trends XI) Miscellaneous Questions XII) Conclusion: The Future of the International Court of Justice

About the Author

Robert Kolb is Professor of Public International Law at the University of Geneva. He worked as legal adviser at the International Committee of the Red Cross from 1998 to 1999, and has worked occasionally for the International Law Directorate of the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs and the Section on the Law of Armed Conflicts of the Swiss Army. He is also Counsel for Lalive Attorneys-at-Law, Geneva.


Mr. Kolb's monograph is best described as the 'must have' manual for practitioners dealing with the International Court of Justice due to its comprehensiveness and depth of study. It is extremely well researched and supported by numerous references to court cases. -- Vincent Roobaert * NATO Legal Gazette, Issue 34 *
...an important and exhaustive contribution on the functioning of this principal organ of the United Nations. -- Ricardo Mendez-Silva * The Mexican Yearbook of International Law *
This thoroughly researched and well-written book guides the reader through the complexities of the ICJ...The book is divided into twelve chapters of remarkable scope and depth of treatment...[and] is a real pleasure to read, it is excellent and extremely informative -- Chiara Giorgetti * The American Journal of International Law *

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