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Vol 23 No 5 May/June 2018

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The Case for an International Court of Civil Justice


ISBN13: 9781107162853
To be Published: January 2019
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £85.00



When multinational corporations cause mass harms to lives, livelihoods, and the environment in developing countries, it is nearly impossible for victims to find a court that can and will issue an enforceable judgment.

In this work, Professor Maya Steinitz presents a detailed rationale for the creation of an International Court of Civil Justice (ICCJ) to hear such transnational mass tort cases. The world's legal systems were not designed to solve these kinds of complex transnational disputes, and the absence of mechanisms to ensure coordination means that victims try, but fail, to find justice in country after country, court after court.

The Case for an International Court of Civil Justice explains how the ICCJ would provide victims with access to justice and corporate defendants with a non-corrupt forum and an end to the cost and uncertainty of unending litigation-more efficiently resolving the most complicated types of civil litigation.

Subjects:
Public International Law
Contents:
Introduction
1. How New International Courts Come into Being
2. The Stories behind the Cases: The Bhopal Disaster, the Devastation of the Ecuadorian Amazon, and the Abuse and Murder of Dr. Kiobel
3. The Problem of the Missing Forum
4. The Business Case for the ICCJ
5. Institutional and Procedural Features of an ICCJ
Conclusion