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International Dispute Settlement: Room for Innovations?

  • Rüdiger Wolfrum
  • Ina Gätzschmann

Part of the Beiträge zum ausländischen öffentlichen Recht und Völkerrecht book series (BEITRÄGE, volume 239)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIV
  2. Rüdiger Wolfrum
    Pages 1-2
  3. Armin von Bogdandy, Ingo Venzke, Jean d’Aspremont, Marjan Ajevski, Hugh Thirlway, Karl Doehring
    Pages 159-327
  4. Francisco Orrego Vicuña, Katharina Diel-Gligor, Shotaro Hamamoto, Mathias Forteau
    Pages 329-441
  5. Rüdiger Wolfrum
    Pages 443-445
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 447-448

About this book


This publication succeeds previously published seminars of the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law (Heidelberg, Germany) dealing with evolving principles and new developments in international law. Due to the limits of traditional dispute settlement in international law and the ongoing scholarly debate on those limits, it focuses on possible innovations and functional approaches to improve international dispute settlement mechanisms. In doing so, it covers a wide variety of topics such as procedures of the WTO, advisory opinions of international courts and tribunals, the privatization of international dispute settlement, the interaction between counsels and international courts and tribunals, and the law-making function of international courts. The aim of this publication is to contribute to the cross-fertilization between these mechanisms and to offer creative impulses for the promotion of international dispute settlement.


Advisory Opinions of International Courts and Tribunals ICJ; ITLOS; WTO; ICSID; UNCITRAL; ICC International Arbitration International Dispute Settlement: Innovative Concepts Procedural Law

Editors and affiliations

  • Rüdiger Wolfrum
    • 1
  • Ina Gätzschmann
    • 2
  1. 1.Öffentliches Recht und VölkerrechtMPI für AusländischesHeidelbergGermany
  2. 2., For Comparative Public Law and InternatiMax Planck InstituteHeidelbergGermany

Bibliographic information


From the reviews:

“One of the key cross-cutting issues debated in the book is the past and future development of international dispute settlement from a system confined to States to one that is open to non-State actors as well. … this book is recommended to anyone interested in the progressive development of international dispute settlement.” (Eckhard Hellbeck, ASIL Cables,, April, 2014)