The Evolving International Procedural Capacity of Individuals

  • Katrin Fenrich

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
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  7. Back Matter
    Pages 283-309

About this book


This book critically addresses the still prevalent assumption of the individual’s procedural disability in international judicial fora. Against this backdrop, it examines and compares various international enforcement mechanisms from the individual’s perspective. Establishing specific comparison criteria, the book identifies the benefits and weaknesses of these mechanisms and traces the ongoing process of individualization in the field of international procedural law. Thus, it not only maps the complex landscape of international enforcement mechanisms; it also integrates the theoretical question of the individual’s role in international law with the practical issue of enforcing individual rights, thereby connecting the fields of legal theory and international procedural law. Academic readers interested in the intersection of international legal theory and international procedural law will find the book both enjoyable and insightful. Further, researchers and students of public international law will benefit from its in-depth analysis and comparative focus.


International procedural capacity Subjectivity of individuals Enforcement mechanisms Diplomatic protection UN individual complaint procedure International courts Access to justice Legal remedy Legal personality Substance of relief

Authors and affiliations

  • Katrin Fenrich
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  1. 1.Institute for International Law of Peace and Armed ConflictRuhr University BochumBochumGermany

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