‘The World Court at (nearly) 100: Reflections on a Century of International Adjudication’ – Professor Christian Tams to speak at an online seminar at the Chinese University of Hong Kong 

‘We should … fall upon our knees and thank God that the hope of ages is in process of realization‘ — wrote James Brown Scott, one of the founders of the American Society of International Law, 100 years ago. The reason for his exuberance? The States of the World had begun the process of establishing a ‘World Court’, the Permanent Court of International Justice (PCIJ). The PCIJ became operational in 1922/1923, and since then, has rendered judgments in inter-State cases and responded to requests for advisory opinions — first as the PCIJ, then, from 1946 onwards, in the World Court‘s second incarnation, as the International Court of Justice (ICJ).

In this talk, Professor Tams will offer comments on the World Court‘s role and record over a century of international adjudication, seeking to encourage reflection on the current state of inter-state dispute settlement and the evolving functions of international courts.

The event will take place on Monday, 16 November. For more details please visit: https://www.law.cuhk.edu.hk/app/events/faculty-online-seminar-the-world-court-at-nearly-100-reflections-on-a-century-of-international-adjudication-by-prof-christian-j-tams/