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International Courts

Vol. 55 No. 3   July 2016


Military & Veterans

Interview with Colonel Linda Strite Murnane

Colonel Linda Strite Murnane, incoming chair of the ABA Judicial Division, first dreamt of working in an international environment when she visited the United Nations as a child. With a decorated military background, Colonel Murnane has combined her international knowledge gained in the service with her legal education. She is a leading expert on international courts, war crimes tribunals, human rights, and various aspects of the military justice system.


Courts & Judiciary

Global Conflict Resolution and the International Court of Justice

Naranjo discusses the United Nation’s International Court of Justice and the Permanent Court of Arbitration (an independent body affiliated with the United Nations) and the conflicts that they resolve within this international body. He provides the fundamentals to understand and recognize the various types of disputes between member countries within the U.N. and provides examples of the disputes that the International Court of Justice has helped resolve.

Courts & Judiciary

Expert Witnesses? Expert Tribunals? New Tools for Resolving Complex Financial Disputes

Since the global financial crisis, there has been a growing number of financial market disputes, and the question of where to look for authoritative and effective answers needed by financial markets and customers has arisen. P.R.I.M.E. Finance is a specialized dispute resolution facility in The Hague that has helped improve processes and outcomes in financial market dispute settlement.

Human Rights

The European Court of Human Rights: A Living Instrument as Applied to Homosexuality

Byron considers the interpretative methodology of the European Court of Human Rights, in particular the living instrument doctrine of interpretation. She follows a line of cases about sexual orientation in which the living instrument doctrine is implicitly or explicitly used, starting with the decriminalization of homosexuality and ending with recognition of the need for same-sex civil unions.

Ethics Column