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Barcelona Traction at 40: The ICJ as an agent of legal development

Abstract:

The article revisits the Barcelona Traction judgment of the International Court of Justice, rendered forty years ago. It evaluates the lasting influence of the Court's pronouncements on the nationality of corporations and on obligations erga omnes, and uses the case to illustrate the Court's role as an influential agent of legal development. In this respect, it identifies a number of factors that can help to explain under which circumstances judicial pronouncements are likely to shape the law...

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Publisher copy:
10.1017/S0922156510000361

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Tzanakopoulos, A More by this author
Journal:
Leiden Journal of International Law
Volume:
23
Issue:
4
Pages:
781-800
Publication date:
2010-12-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1478-9698
ISSN:
0922-1565
URN:
uuid:ed5ed9d6-9f4a-4c1e-8f87-264dd6671677
Source identifiers:
479234
Local pid:
pubs:479234

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