Judicial Regulation in the Global Space

Anno pubblicazione: 2016

Categoria: Contributo in Volume

Lingua: eng

Rivista/Libro: Research Handbook on Global Administrative Law

ISBN: 9781783478453

Editore: Edward Elgar

Luogo di pubblicazione: CHELTENHAM

Pagina iniziale: 303

Pagina finale: 324

Abstract: This chapter analyses the ‘regulatory function’ of courts beyond the state. Like judges in national legal systems, judges at the global level often make law as they resolve disputes. This occurs essentially when disputes cannot be solved by reference to codified rules and criteria, and ultra-state courts are induced to create principles or to adopt particular judicial techniques;1 this may also happen in cases of contrast between different legal systems.2 Judicial regulation may take different forms, but is always characterized by the existence of a common denominator – the application of principles and rules in light of the absence or insufficiency of codified or legislative criteria. On this view, courts beyond the state ‘fill the gaps’ deriving from the above-mentioned deficiency, i.e. ‘situations of jurisdictional interaction not fully covered by any specific international law instrument governing the interplay between the relevant international courts and their national counterparts’.