Sunday, April 30, 2017

Schultz & Ridi: Comity and International Courts and Tribunals

Thomas Schultz (King's College London – Law) & Niccolò Ridi (King's College London – Law) have posted Comity and International Courts and Tribunals (Cornell International Law Journal, forthcoming). Here's the abstract:
Comity plays an important and underestimated role in many efforts to coordinate legal regimes. In this regard, it has a place in the theory and practice of modern public international law adjudication. Its exact place is what this article seeks to examine. It starts with a conceptual discussion of comity in private and public international law, then reviews the types of problems for which its use has been considered, and finally discusses and classifies all the publicly available decisions by international courts and tribunals using the term ‘comity’.