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International Law Trivia: The Winners

Readers will recall that last month I had a series of posts asking trivia questions relating to international law (see here). Many of those questions related to the practices of international tribunals and the International Court of Justice in particular. The questions had a special focus on voting practices at international tribunals. Before I started the series, I promised a prize for one person who was successful in answering the trivia questions. The prize is a years free subscription to the European Journal of International Law. I apologize for not getting round to announcing the winner till now. In fact we have two prize winners! Our first winner is Tamás Hoffmann (left) who is Lecturer in law at the Corvinus University of Budapest, Hungary. Tamás has a PhD from ELTE Budapest and an LLM in Public International Law from King’s College London. He responded to most of my questions and got his answers correct. His depth of knowledge of ICJ and PCIJ cases is very impressive indeed. Our second winner…

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More Than Trivial: Dissent as Design Element

Jeffrey L. Dunoff (left) is Professor of Law and Laura H. Carnell Chair at Temple University. Mark A. Pollack (right) is Professor and Jean Monnet Chair  in the Department of Political Science at Temple University. Kudos to Dapo for triggering an entertaining and informative set of posts (also…

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Trivia: Cases Where Judge Votes Against National State or Appointing Party

In international tribunals it is often the case that a judge will vote in favour of a State that appoints that particular judge or that a judge will vote in favour of their State of nationality where that State is involved in a case before the tribunal. Sometimes, the suggestion is made that these facts show that judges…

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Trivia: Ad Hoc Judges in Agreement

Many international tribunals allow for States to appoint ad hoc judges in cases involving that State and where no national of the State is a judge on the Court. It is often said that these judges (and judges of the nationlity of parties)  vote in line with the State that has appointed them (or whose nationality they hold). This seems to be…

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Cases in Which the ICJ/PCIJ Were Evenly Split

When I supplied an answer to my earlier trivia question on the ICJ case in which every judge appended an individual opinion, I asked a further question In which other judgment…

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