Over the past decade, the international legal system has been marked by an increase in the activities, prominence and workload of international courts and tribunals. The growth of the international justice system has attracted much scholarly attention. This mirrors academic developments with regard to the proliferation of international norms, which have increasingly focused on the compliance debate: now that international courts are more numerous and more active, scholars have turned their attention to the effectiveness and impact of their decisions.
Compliance with Decisions of the International Court of Justice by Dr. Constanze Schulte, an attorney-at-law (admitted in Munich) with Lovells, Madrid, constitutes one such academic work. This monograph is part of Oxford University Press’ International Courts and Tribunal Series, which is edited by the Project on International Courts and Tribunals, in particular Philippe Sands, Ruth Mackenzie and Cesare Romano. The main objective of this book is to study the law, practice and prospects of compliance with the decisions of the International Court of Justice (ICJ).