Update on The International Judge

April 29, 2008

The book The International Judge: An Introduction to the Men and Women Who Decide the World's Cases, written by Daniel Terris and Leigh Swigart of the Center and Cesare Romano of Loyola Law School, was reviewed this month by the International Judicial Monitor. "For any judge who has a curiosity about international courts and perhaps a desire to sit on an international tribunal, this is a 'must read,'" writes James Apple. For the full text of the review, click here.

The International Judge is based on interviews with more than 30 international judges and is the first comprehensive portrait of the men and women in this new global profession. Terris and Romano spoke about the book in March at the Carnegie Council for Ethics and International Affairs in New York City. The panel discussion also included Stephen Schwebel, who served as a judge on and president of the International Court of Justice. A video of the panel is available here. The book was also the subject of a discussion in March at the American Society of International Law in Wahington, D.C. To listen to that panel, click here.

In addition, Terris moderated a panel featuring international judges speaking on "The Politics of Adjudication," at the American Society for International Law on April 11. The panel focused on the challenges that international judges and arbitrators face, including direct and indirect pressures from governments and the public to issue politically acceptable rulings, as well as governments' responses to perceived overreaching or unpalatable adjudications.