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April 7, 2003

Project on International Courts and Tribunals, http://www.pict-pcti.org/

The PICT is an international effort to "address, with a comprehensive and holistic approach, all existing international courts and tribunals. It couples academic research with concrete action aimed at facilitating the work of international courts and tribunals at developing the lawyering skills of potential actors, in particular, in developing countries and economies-in-transition."

The Project was established in 1997 and is a collaboration among several groups, including the Center on International Cooperation, New York University, the University College London's Centre for International Courts and Tribunals, and others.

The website offers information about 20 international courts and tribunals, including:

  • the Common Court of Justice and Arbitration of the Organization for the Harmonization of Corporate Law in Africa (OHADA)
  • the Court of Justice of the European Free Trade Agreement (EFTA)
  • the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACHR)
  • the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID)
  • the International Court of Justice (CJ)
  • the International Criminal Court (ICC)
  • the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR)
  • the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY)
  • the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS)
  • the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA)
  • and dispute settlement procedures and systems for the North American Free Trade Agreement and the World Trade Organization.

Research themes include systemic issues, ethics and independence, access and participation, legal and procedural issues, and international criminal justice. Books, articles, papers, charts, bibliographies, meetings, seminars, and news stories are provided and described.

Recommended by Jonathan Franklin.

2008, M.G. Gallagher Law Library, University of Washington