Diffusion of Law: the International Court of Justice as a court of transnational justice

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

2 Citations (Scopus)


This tribute to Professor Detlev Vagts of the Harvard Law School, first published in 2010, brings together his colleagues at Harvard and the American Society of International Law, as well as academics, judges and practitioners, many of them his former students. Their essays span the entire spectrum of modern transnational law: international law in general; transnational economic law; and transnational lawyering and dispute resolution. The contributors evaluate established fields of transnational law, such as the protection of property and investment, and explore new areas of law which are in the process of detaching themselves from the nation-state such as global administrative law and the regulation of cross-border lawyering. The implications of decentralised norm-making, the proliferation of dispute settlement mechanisms and the rising backlash against global legal interdependence in the form of demands for preserving state legal autonomy are also examined.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMaking Transnational Law Work in the Global Economy
Subtitle of host publicationEssays in honor of Detlev Vagts
EditorsPieter H. F. Bekker, Rudolf Dolzer, Michael Waibel
Place of PublicationCambridge
PublisherCambridge University Press
Pages471 - 487
Number of pages17
ISBN (Electronic)9780511675881
ISBN (Print)9780521192521
Publication statusPublished - 2010


Dive into the research topics of 'Diffusion of Law: the International Court of Justice as a court of transnational justice'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this