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Judge Joan E. Donoghue

Judge Joan E. Donoghue
International Court of Justice

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Peaceful Settlement of Disputes
Lawyering for Peace
This is a two-part lecture designed for professionals who advise governments on international legal questions or who are interested in doing so. Its purpose is to provide an introductory overview of the ways that States can settle disputes peacefully by involving a third-party. Part I begins by discussing four questions that are necessary to conducting a careful “diagnosis” of the dispute. It then covers one mechanism for third-party dispute resolution: mediation. Part II continues the discussion and covers “inquiry” or “fact-finding missions”, adjudication in international courts or tribunals, and arbitration. The lecture also points to resources that may be available to assist States in third-party dispute resolution. The objective is to offer some introductory ideas and information to help lawyers assemble the necessary set of tools to make them more effective when it comes to addressing a particular dispute, whether as a foreign ministry lawyer or an outside advisor.

Lawyering for Peace (Part I)
Video   (26 minutes)

Lawyering for Peace (Part II)
Video   (32 minutes)
Peaceful Settlement of Disputes
Lawyering for Peace: An Introduction to Third Party Dispute Resolution
A. Legal Instruments
Charter of the United Nations and Statute of the International Court of Justice, San Francisco, 26 June 1945.

The Antarctic Treaty, Washington, 1 December 1959, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 402, p. 71.

Algiers Accords, 19 January 1981.

Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, New York, 10 December 1984, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 1465, p. 113.

Understanding on Rules and Procedures Governing the Settlement of Disputes, Agreement establishing the World Trade Organization, Marrakesh, 15 April 1994, annex 2, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 1869, p. 401, in particular, Art. 27(2).
B. Jurisprudence
C. Documents
D. Doctrine and references
R. Bilder, “An Overview of International Dispute Settlement”, Emory Journal of International Dispute Resolution, vol. 1(1), 1986, p. 1.

R. Bilder, “International Dispute Settlement and The Role of International Adjudication”, Emory Journal of International Dispute Resolution, vol. 1(2), 1987, p. 131.

C. Brown, A Common Law of International Adjudication, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2007.

P. Cot, “Conciliation”, in R. Wolfrum (ed.), Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2006.

D. French/M. Saul/N.D. White (eds.), International Law and Dispute Settlement: New Problems and Techniques, Hart Publishing, Oxford/Portland, 2010.

C. Gray/B. Kingsbury, “Developments in Inter-State Arbitration since 1945”, British Yearbook of International Law, vol. 63(1), 1992, p. 97.

L. Malintoppi, “Methods of Dispute Resolution in Inter-State Litigation: When States go to Arbitration Rather than Adjudication”, The Law and Practice of International Courts and Tribunals, vol. 5(1), 2006, p.133.

R. Mackenzie/C.P.R. Romano/Y. Shany/P. Sands, Manual on International Courts and Tribunal, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2010.

J. G. Merrills, International Dispute Settlement, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2011.

F. Orrego Vicuña, “Mediation”, in: R. Wolfrum (ed.), Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2010.

A. Pellet, “Judicial Settlement of International Disputes”, in: R. Wolfrum (ed.), Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2011.

A. Pellet, “Peaceful Settlement of International Disputes”, in: R. Wolfrum (ed.), Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2010.

S. Rosenne, The law and practice of the International Court, 1920-2005, Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, Leiden/Boston, 2006.

A. Zimmermann/C. Tomuschat/K. Oellers-Frahm (eds.), The Statute of the International Court of Justice: a Commentary, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2006.

For more information on the Permanent Court of Arbitration, see the official website:
http://www.pca-cpa.org/showpage.asp?pag_id=363

For more information on the International Court of Justice, see the official website:
http://www.icj-cij.org/homepage/

For further information on the Secretary-General’s Trust Fund to Assist States in the Settlement of Disputes through the International Court of Justice, see:
http://www.un.org/law/trustfund/trustfund.htm

For information on the Permanent Court of Arbitration’s Financial Assistance Fund for Settlement of International Disputes, see:
http://www.pca-cpa.org/showpage.asp?pag_id=1191