Highest Courts and the Internationalisation of Law - Challenges and Changes

Authored by Sam Muller and Marc Loth (eds.), published in 2009 Highest Courts and the Internationalisation of Law - Challenges and Changes

A.S. Muller and M.A. Loth (eds.), Highest Courts and the Internationalisation of Law - Challenges and Changes, Hague Academic Press, 2009

Traditionally the highest courts being at the top of the hierarchy of courts in their country had no other authority above them.

In today’s world of globalisation the position of the highest national courts is changing. Traditionally the highest courts being at the top of the hierarchy of courts in their country had no other authority above them
This picture is being thoroughly disturbed by the internationalisation of law, which has brought the domestic legal systems into close contact with each other and which has created hierarchies among the highest national courts. This book is an important tool for national judges, judges and staff of international courts, civil servants at ministries of justice, and others studying or practising law on the dividing line between the national and international level. It contains a reflection of the exchange of views that took place during a session of the Hague Colloquium on the Fundamental Principles of Law, which sought to identify the challenges which emerge for the highest national courts in an internationalising world.

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