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Prof. Georges Michel Abi-Saab

Mr. Georges Abi-Saab
Honorary Professor of International Law
Graduate Institute of International Studies, Geneva
Member (and former Chairman) of the Appellate Body of the World Trade Organization

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Courts and Tribunals
International Adjudication and Arbitration
The International Judicial Function
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Courts and Tribunals
International Adjudication and Arbitration
The International Judicial Function
A. Legal Instruments
Treaty of Amity, Commerce, and Navigation, Between His Britannic Majesty and the United States of America (“Jay Treaty”), London, 19 November 1794.

Charter of the United Nations and Statute of the International Court of Justice, San Francisco, 26 June 1945.

Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, Rome, 4 November 1950, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 213, p. 221.

United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, Montego Bay, 10 December 1982, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 1833, p.3.

General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade, Geneva, 30 October 1947, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 55, p. 187.

Statute of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, Report of the Secretary-General pursuant to paragraph 2 of Security Council resolution 808 (1993) (S/25704), 3 May 1993.

Statute of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, Security Council resolution 955 (1994) of 8 November 1994.

Marrakesh Agreement establishing the World Trade Organization, Marrakesh, 1 January 1995, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 1867, p. 4.

Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, Rome, 17 July 1998, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 2187, p. 3.
B. Jurisprudence
C. Doctrine
C.H.M. Waldock, “Decline of the Optional Clause”, British Yearbook of International Law, vol. 32, 1955-1956, p. 244.

W. G. Grewe, The Epochs of International Law, De Gruyter, Berlin, 2000, pp. 780.