Judicial Body of the Southern African Development Community: Problem of Jurisdiction

Aslan Khuseinovich Abashidze, Denis Andreevich Gugunskiy, Aleksandra Evgen’evna Koneva, Aleksandr Mikhailovich Solntsev

Abstract


The history of international justice, regardless of its relatively young age, already has some peculiarities, notably long and yet difficult process of establishing the International Criminal Court, unsuccessful work experience of the Chamber for Environmental Matters of the International Court of Justice, the prospects of creating an International Environmental Court, increasing number of international criminal tribunals ad hoc, the legitimacy of creation and duration of the operation period of which raise understandable questions. In this context, another circumstance is worth mentioning: creation in 2005 of the South African Development Community (SADC) Tribunal and a unanimous decision to terminate its activities made 5 years later by the SADC Member States. This fact deserves a separate international legal analysis.

DOI: 10.5901/mjss.2015.v6n5s4p259


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