Judges, diplomats, and peacebuilders: evaluating international dispute resolution as a system.

AuthorSchwebel, Stephen M.

This panel was convened at 9:00 am, Friday, April 11, by its moderator, Anna Spain of the University of Colorado Law School, who introduced the panelists: Steven Hill of the Office of Legal Affairs, North Atlantic Treaty Organization; Won Kidane of the University of Seattle Law School; Stephen Schwebel of the International Court of Justice and Permanent Court of Arbitration; and Jolynn Shoemaker of the Center for Strategic and International Studies. *


On Friday, April 11, 2014, the ASIL Dispute Resolution Interest Group brought together a distinguished panel of experts to evaluate international dispute resolution as a system by considering if and how its varied methods, actors, and institutions interact. The panelists included the individuals listed below.

* Steven Hill is the current Legal Adviser to the NATO Secretary General and Director of NATO's Office of Legal Affairs. He formerly served as Counselor at the U.S. Mission to the United Nations (New York) and Attorney-Adviser at the U.S. Department of State's Office of the Legal Adviser.

* Won Kidane is an Associate Professor at the University of Seattle Law School and former legal counsel to the government of Ethiopia during the Eritrea-Ethiopia Claims Commission. He has authored and co-authored several books on international arbitration, including his forthcoming book Diverse Cultures in the New World of International Arbitration (Oxford University Press).

* Judge Stephen M. Schwebel is a leading figure in the fields of public international law and international arbitration. He served as a judge of the International Court of Justice from 1981-2000, and was the Court's President from 1997-2000. He has served as chairman or member of the tribunal in numerous international arbitration proceedings including as a member of the ICSID Panel of Arbitrators, the ICSID Panel of Conciliators and as President of the World Bank Administrative Tribunal. He is the author or editor of seven books, including Justice in International Law--Selected Writings of Judge Stephen M. Schwebel (1994; republished in paperback in 2008).

* Jolynn Shoemaker, an expert on women in international peace and security, is a nonresident senior associate at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, Special Advisor to the CEO of the Alliance for Peacebuilding, and former director of Women and International Security. She has also served as a legal and policy adviser at the U.S. Department of Defense and the U.S. Department of State.

The panelists took as their starting point Article 33 of the UN Charter, which envisions that the promotion of peace among nations can be achieved, in part...

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