Case for an International Court of Civil Justice

Case for an International Court of Civil Justice

Steinitz, Maya

Cambridge University Press






15 a 20 dias

People in developing countries whose lives and livelihoods are destroyed by multinational corporations have no place to turn for justice. Still they try, costing corporate defendants time and money. Explains why national courts do not help, and offers an alternative intended to appeal to victims, corporations, national governments and lawyers.
Introduction; 1. How new international courts come into being; 2. The stories behind the cases: the Bhopal disaster, the devastation of the Ecuadorian Amazon, and the abuse and murder of Dr Kiobel; 3. The problem of the missing forum; 4. The business case for the ICCJ; 5. Institutional and procedural features of an ICCJ; Conclusion.