This contribution revisits the International Court of Justice's landmark decision in the Barcelona Traction case forty years later. It evaluates two pronouncements that the Court made in the case, with respect to the nationality of corporations for purposes of diplomatic protection, and with respect to obligations erga omnes, from the perspective of the Court's importance as an agent for the development of international law.
Monday, June 21, 2010
Tams & Tzanakopoulos: Barcelona Traction: The ICJ as an Agent of Legal Development
Christian J. Tams (Univ. of Glasgow - Law) & Antonios Tzanakopoulos (Univ. of Glasgow - Law) have posted Barcelona Traction: The ICJ as an Agent of Legal Development (Leiden Journal of International Law, forthcoming). Here's the abstract: