International courts and tribunals now operate globally and in several world regions, playing significant roles in international law and global governance. However, these courts vary significantly in terms of their practices, procedures, and the outcomes they produce. Why do some international courts perform better than others? Which factors affect the outcome of these courts and tribunals? The Performance of International Courts and Tribunals is an interdisciplinary study featuring approaches, methods and authorship from law and political science, which proposes the concept of performance to describe the processes and outcomes of international courts. It develops a framework for evaluating and explaining performance by offering a broad comparative analysis of international courts, covering several world regions and the areas of trade, investment, the environment, human rights and criminal law, and offers interdisciplinary accounts to explain how and why international court performance varies.
Introduction; 1. A framework for evaluating the performance of international courts and tribunals Theresa Squatrito, Oran R. Young, Andreas Follesdal and Geir Ulfstein; Part I: 2. Court performance within the multilateral trade regime Cosette D. Creamer and Anton Strezhnev; 3. The performance of investment treaty arbitration Daniel Behn; 4. Performance of regional human rights courts Dinah Shelton; 5. Performance of international criminal courts and tribunals Nobuo Hayashi; Part II: 6. Assessing the international criminal court Hyeran Jo, Mitchell Radtke and Beth A. Simmons; 7. How the fragmentation of the international judiciary affects the performance of international judicial bodies Benjamin Faude; 8. International judicial performances and the performance of international courts Jeffrey L. Dunoff and Mark A. Pollack; 9. International courts' socialization strategies for actual and perceived performance Nicole De Silva; 10. What happens after a judgment is given? Judgment compliance and the performance of international courts and tribunals Chiara Giorgetti; 11. Problem-solving structure and international courts and tribunals: lessons from the study of international regimes Steinar Andresen; Part III: 12. Measurement and methods: opportunities for future research Theresa Squatrito; 13. What we know so far Oran R. Young, Theresa Squatrito, Andreas Follesdal and Geir Ulfstein.